Competitive Small Grants Cycle Now Open

July 30, 2018

Today, Travel Oregon opens the 2018-2019 Competitive Small Grants program.

The program makes awards eligible to applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the tourism economy in communities throughout the state, supporting Travel Oregon’s vision of “a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.”

Eligible projects may be awarded up to $20,000. Applicants must demonstrate at least a ten percent cash match. Download the Competitive Small 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 with a link and access code to the grant application.

Important dates:

July 30, 2018 – Online application opens

August 29, 2018 (5 p.m. PDT) – Online application closes

October 17, 2018 – Competitive Small Grant application status notification (work can officially begin)

November 15, 2019 – Competitive Small Grant Accomplishment Report due (project must be complete by this date)

Over the past decade, more than $4.5 million have been awarded to 137 projects across the state through Travel Oregon’s matching grants program.

Additional details can be found at