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Arts and Cultural Program to Promote Tourism Grant

Grants to Oregon Nonprofit Organizations and Agencies
for Arts and Cultural Projects to Enhance Local Tourism

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City of Astoria

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02/28/21 By the end of business (5:00 PM PST)


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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, civic leagues, social welfare organizations, chambers of commerce, and business leagues for arts and cultural programs. Funding is intended for events that will promote tourism to the area. Events must benefit the residents of Astoria and fulfill the purpose of tourism promotion.

Funding must be used for promotion or production of an art or cultural event or project. Art or cultural event or project is defined broadly to include music; drama; dance; creative writing and poetry; architecture and landscape design; painting; sculpture; photography; graphics; craft and folk art; film video; historical, heritage, and educational festivals and events or projects. 

The applicant must demonstrate how this event will benefit the residents of Astoria and fulfill the purpose of tourism promotion. Priority will be given to events and projects that have the greatest impact within the city limits of Astoria and the immediate surrounding areas. The event or project must be open to anyone who wishes to attend and cannot be discriminatory in any way (alcohol restrictions may apply). Special consideration will be given to funding matched by other grantors.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143491

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Term of Contract:

Funding is granted for no more than a one year period of time, per application. Event or Project expenses must occur between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3), organized for charitable, educational, scientific, or literary purposes; or, under IRC 501(c)(4) as a civic league, or social welfare organization; or, under IRC 501(c)(6) as a Chamber of Commerce, business league, etc.; or, a social club, or fraternal organization under 501(c)(7), 501 (c) (8), or 501(c)(10). In addition, an organization may be a Federal, state, or local governmental unit. If tax-exempt under IRC 501 (c), the determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service is required to apply. If an applicant is not registered as one of the 501(c) designations above they may partner with another 501(c) registered organization which can serve as a sponsor, as long as the non-profit intent is maintained.

The following are ineligible for funding:
- Events or projects that are primarily partisan or religious in nature;
- Facility development or items that are capital in nature;
- Elimination of prior debts or debt servicing;
- Fixed overhead costs (Example: calculating a portion of normal monthly rent for applicant and showing as an event/project cost. Holding the event should have no impact on on-going organization rent expense; however, if a separate space is rented specifically to hold the event – usually paid to an entity independent of normal rent or in an additional to normal rent – this expense is project/event related)
- Events/programs which do not promote Astoria tourism.
- Generally, expenditures not tied to promotion, marketing or production of the event or implementation of the project;

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications are due by the end of business (5:00 PM PST) on February 28, 2021.
- A Subcommittee, of the Budget Committee, for the City of Astoria, will review grant applications the week of March 8 - 12, 2021 and put forward a recommendation to the City of Astoria Budget Committee for consideration.
- After budget review and approval, the budget (which includes grant awards) will be presented to City Council, prior to June 30, 2021, for adoption. After budget adoption, grant award information will be provided to each requesting agency.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Required information may be dropped off at City Hall, mailed to:
1095 Duane St,
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Or sent in PDF format to

Please contact Susan Brooks at (503) 298-2433 or at the above email address if you require additional information.

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USA: Oregon: City of Astoria

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