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Tourism and Arts Fund (TAF)

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits for Programs
to Promote the Arts, Culture, and Tourism

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City of Cannon Beach - Tourism and Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

05/01/20 Submitted or Postmarked by 5:00 PM


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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations for programs to promote the arts, culture, and tourism in eligible locations. Eligible activities will contribute to the development of the local economy. Funding requests shall be for facilities, events, and projects located within the City limits of Cannon Beach.

Expenditures from the TAF are used to attract tourists (per the definition of “tourist” in ORS 320.350) to the City through efforts directly related to marketing and enhancing the Arts in Cannon Beach. The TAF proceeds must be utilized in such a manner as to contribute to the development and improvement of the local economy through the enhancement, expansion, support and promotion of tourism and the arts.

Priority will be given to grant applicants that demonstrate an effort to generate overnight tourists, tourists traveling more than 50 miles from their community of residence, and collaboration with various local businesses and/or non-profit organizations through strategic partnerships to leverage TAF resources being sought. 

Priority will be given for events within Cannon Beach during the shoulder and winter tourist season defined as September through June. Advertising or marketing of tourism related facilities, events, and projects (as defined in ORS 320.350) included as part of the TAF funding request shall be for facilities, events, and projects located within the City limits of Cannon Beach. Funds for events or projects within 5 miles of the City limits of Cannon Beach may be considered.

For eligible uses of TAF resources and funding, see page one of the TAC Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148661

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A recipient organization must be a 501(c)3, 501(c)6 or other nonprofit entity.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications and grant guidelines will be available at City Hall by the first Wednesday in March of each year.
- Applications must be submitted (or postmarked) by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2020.
- The review of applications by the TAC will begin after the closing date and awards will be made within 75 days of the closing date. Applicants will be notified by email of the Tourism and Arts Commission’s recommendation, after the recommendation has been approved by the City Council. Applicants will be required to sign the TAF Award Agreement prior to any funds being distributed, preferably within 14 days of their notification of award.
- At the discretion of the TAC, the annual process may include a second application cycle for new projects and programs if funding is available in an amount not to exceed 10% of the budgeted estimate.

The TAF awards will be distributed on a quarterly basis with the first distribution made by November 15th of each City fiscal year and every 3 months thereafter.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
City of Cannon Beach
Tourism and Arts Commission
P.O. Box 368
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Attention: Colleen Dick

For more information please contact Colleen Dick at Cannon Beach City Hall:

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