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Transient Occupancy Tax Grant

Grants to Salem, Oregon Nonprofits to Promote
Cultural Events and Tourist Attractions

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City of Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board

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Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Salem, Oregon nonprofit organizations for the marketing and promotion of community and cultural events. Deadline TBA. Applicants must attend the October 10 or October 12 pre-application meeting to apply. The purpose of this grant is to support local historic cultural facilities, special events, and tourist attractions. Events must be open to the public.

​Transient Occupancy Tax grants provide marketing and promotion support for Salem historic and cultural facilities such as Deepwood, Bush House, and the Willamette Heritage Center; tourist attractions such as the Gilbert House Museum and the Riverfront Carousel; and special events like World Beat, the Salem Art Fair, and Magic at the Mill.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148705

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards for events range from up to $2,000 for small events to up to $10,000 for large events.

Term of Contract:

Events must be scheduled between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Events may be hosted by nonprofit 501(c) organizations listed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Pre-proposal Conference:

You are required to attend one of the below Transient Occupancy Tax Grant Orientation pre-application meetings for funding consideration.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Community Development Department, City Hall, Room 305
555 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Pringle Hall Community Center
606 Church Street SE
Salem, OR 97301​​

Pre-Application Information:

Fiscal year 2018–19 application forms will be available on or after October 13, 2017.

More information about the grant program may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Chris Neider, Management Analyst II

City of Salem
Community Development Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301

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USA: Oregon: City of Salem