The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the tourism economy in communities throughout the state, supporting Travel Oregon’s mission of “a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.”
Eligible projects may be awarded funds between $20,000-$100,000. Applicants must demonstrate at least a 25 percent cash match. Download the Competitive Medium Grants Guidelines for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.
In order to receive access to the online grant application, applicants must submit a project idea form that will be sent directly to their Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO). Once the form is submitted, applicants will be provided with a confirmation email which will include a link and access code to the grant application.
April 23, 2018 – Online Application Opens
June 6, 2018 (5 p.m. PDT) – Online Application Closes
July 23, 2018 – Competitive Medium Grant Application Status Notification (work can officially begin)
July 23, 2019 – Competitive Medium Grant Mid-Project Report Due
July 23, 2020 – Competitive Medium Grant Accomplishment Report Due (Project must be complete by this date)
Over the past decade, nearly $4 million have been awarded through Travel Oregon’s matching grants program to 125 projects across the state.
Additional details can be found at Industry.TravelOregon.com/Grants.