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Hotel/Motel Tax Funding “CETRA” Program

Grants to Enterprise, Oregon Nonprofits
to Promote the Tourism Industry

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City of Enterprise

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 Receipt


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Grants to Enterprise, Oregon nonprofit organizations for projects that will enhance the quality of life for local residents and promote the tourism industry. Funding may be requested for economic development activities, community projects, and the promotion and marketing of cultural and tourism-related events. Projects and events should enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays.

The purpose of this program is to help organizations and agencies undertake activities that would not be considered without special funding. The “CETRA” program is designed to assist in establishing activities and events which because of their own merit, can eventually grow and succeed without financial assistance from this program.

Grants are made in the area of:
-Beautification of public property (i.e.: benches, bike racks, signage, planters, plantings, event equipment, etc.)
-Enhancement of Enterprise’s Historical Downtown (i.e.: signage, marketing)
-Special Events
-Tourism Promotion & Tourism Related Facilities
-Other projects that will enhance Enterprise


The City of Enterprise is interested in funding organizations that demonstrate they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s overall needs. Grant applications should keep in mind that priority is given to projects that

-Generate overnight stays in Enterprise
-Encourage support of Enterprise business, restaurants and attractions
-Attract positive coverage in local, regional and national media
-Reach a broad segment of the community
-Request seed money for innovative programs related to the aforementioned criteria
-Seek multiple sources of support rather than rely on the City of Enterprise as a single funding source
-Yield benefits to the community for the resources invested
-Promote cooperation among event organizers to reduce costs
-Enhance or improve the community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149614

Term of Contract:

Granting period is 12 months from the date of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City welcomes grant requests from not-for-profit organizations.

In general, the following are not considered for funding:
-Organizations that support political candidates or political philosophies
-Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence, promote or attempt to initiate legislation
-Organizations in need of funding for travel outside of Enterprise
-For-profit ventures
-Budget deficits incurred prior to application
-Normal and routine operating and administrative expenses of the organization applying excluding Economic Development Projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are made twice during the fiscal year, April and October. All applications must be received no later than March 1st and September 1st of each year.

The City Administrator reviews the application for completeness and accuracy. Depending on the nature of event/project, the proposal may also be reviewed by other City staff. It is then given to the City Council to review prior to the March and September Council meeting (second Monday). Applicants are allowed 10 minutes to make a presentation to the Council. The applications will then be referred to the Motel Tax Committee for a more formal review and follow-up.

The Motel Tax Committee will present the City Administrator with their recommendations to be distributed to the City Council at the next Council meeting (April or October). The City Council will make the final decision to grant/deny funds.

A decision will be made within two weeks of request upon review with Motel Tax Committee.

Contact Information:

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

Michele Young, City Administrator

Email Michele:

City of Enterprise
(CETRA Grants)
108 N.E. 1st St.,
Enterprise, OR 97828

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: City of Enterprise

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