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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions to Promote Local Tourism

Tourism Facilities Community Grant


Agency
Local

GrantWatch ID#
199686

Funding Source
TILLAMOOK COAST VISITORS ASSOCIATION
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Tillamook County

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions to promote local tourism. Funding is intended for tourism-based facilities that contribute to a sustainable and vibrant tourism sector. Eligible projects increase tourism in Tillamook County.

Projects should focus on the following key principles:

  • Building a Sustainable Tourism Industry:
    • Is integrated with the local community in a way that is respectful and functional;
    • Provides visitors with authentic, place-based educational experiences that leave them feeling enriched and inspired;
    • Creates lasting year-round financial and social benefits for local residents, businesses, and communities across the County;
    • Is supported by public policies with organizational support and funding; and,
    • Maintains, or contributes to the health and vibrancy of the natural environment.
  • Taking a Strong Regional Collaboration Approach
    • Strong focus on building regional collaboration and connectivity across the county. The emphasis is on building interconnected regional scale product and visitor experience, which spans across the various amenities and regional destination locations.
  • Adapt a Destination Management Focus
    • Focus is primarily on destination management, ensuring tourism is meeting broader sustainability metrics and outcomes. The environmental and societal impacts are carefully considered, and investment is made to carefully moderate potential negative visitor impact and enhance positive impact.

County Priorities:

  • Invest in infrastructure that helps the community support the tourism sector
  • Protect highly sensitive ecological areas from the impacts of tourism across Tillamook County
  • Invest in infrastructure and the tools to manage the impact of tourism to avoid congestion and overuse of areas
  • Improving the tourism products and associated infrastructure (e.g., trails, parking, signage)
  • Educate visitors to be respectful and good stewards of the natural and recreational resources
  • Building collaborations within and outside the county to support coordination, solutions, and management of the tourism industry.

For more information on eligible Tourism-Related Facilities, see: https://tillamookcoast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/UPLOAD-2023-24-Facilities-Grant-App.pdf#page=3

For information about selection criteria, see: https://tillamookcoast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/UPLOAD-2023-24-Facilities-Grant-App.pdf#page=5



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any city, county, or other local government, including a port, special district, or intergovernmental agency, federal &state agencies, and nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply that conduct tourism-related activities or services in Tillamook County, excluding projects in which the County is a lead, sponsor, or key participant.

Ineligible
Proposed projects that are not deemed to be a 'tourism-related facility' will be rejected.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Timeline:
- Application opens: October 1, 2023
- Deadline for submission: December 15, 2023 11:59pm
- Grant completeness review by Tillamook Coast Visitors Assoc.: minimum of 14 days prior to the grant application deadline
- TAC Review & Recommendation to BOCC: by January 9, 2024
- Board of Commissioners award decision: by January 17, 2024
- Notifications to grantees; grant contracts sent to recipients: January 31, 2024

TCVA will disburse funds to grant recipients on a reimbursement basis only.

View a grant overview webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/JYfK-Ay4v6s9IZk-I398HzNGraWugFIF4kOvX5R5Mck5f_RghmoAqne6l8PFe5oc.KvVIbT2e7sl83jEY

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$400,000

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $75,000.

Term of Contract
- Project deadline - 36 months from BOCC decision: January 31, 2027

Contact Information
Apply online: https://tillamookcoast.taxdome.com/file_requests/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJmaWxlX3JlcXVlc3RfaWQiOjE5OTcxLCJpYXQiOiIyMDIyLTA4LTMwIDIwOjI2OjE3IC0wNDAwIiwidHlwZSI6ImZpbGVfcmVxdWVzdF90b2tlbiJ9.93SCzUnafmPpcjtGKMSE5aV4WDJVEhSgvVUWHpwYhmQ

Questions may be directed to:
Executive Director, Nan Devlin
nan@tillamookcoast.com
503-842-2672 Ext 1

Finance and Grants Manager, Marni Johnston
marni@tillamookcoast.com
503-842-2672 Ext 3

Applicants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission. Applicants that do not receive the email, contact amy@tillamookcoast.com to inquire about the application status.

Tillamook Coast
PO Box 1268
Tillamook, OR 97141

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