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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Promote Local Tourism and Enhance the Quality of Life

Hotel/Motel Tax Funding


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Funding Source
City of Enterprise Hotel/Motel Tax Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: City of Enterprise

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/04/23 3:30 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to strengthen the local tourism industry and enhance the quality of life for residents. Funding is intended to support a range of activities and programs, including special events, tourism promotion and tourism-related facilities, beautification of public spaces, and enhancing the downtown districts. Eligible projects and events enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays in the City of Enterprise.

The objective 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. Grant requests must reflect one or more of the areas shown below:

  • Beautification of public property (i.e.: benches, bike racks, signage, planters, plantings, event equipment, etc.)
  • Enhancement of Enterprise’s Historic 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.

Grant Classifications:

  • Community Projects: Projects that provide a benefit to the Community of Enterprise and its residents but do not fit within any of the other project categories set forth herein.
  • County Projects: Programs, events, or projects that occur primarily outside the City limits of the City of Enterprise, but promote tourism and lodging within the City or otherwise confer a benefit on the residents of the City of Enterprise.
  • Economic Development: Projects that benefit the vitality of the economy of Enterprise by retaining and creating job opportunities.
  • Special Events: An event or gathering that relates to the culture or history of the City of Enterprise and/or that draw visitors to the City of Enterprise.
  • Community Improvements: Programs of public improvements intended to beautify and improve the appearance of the City of Enterprise.
  • Tourism Promotion: Advertising, publicizing, or distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; conducting strategic planning and research necessary to stimulate future tourism development; operating tourism promotion agencies; and marketing special events and festivals designed to attract tourists; support of tourism-related facilities.
  • Tourism Promotion Agency: An incorporated nonprofit organization or governmental unit that is responsible for the tourism promotion of a destination on a year-round basis; a nonprofit entity that manages tourism-related economic development plans, programs, and projects; a regional or statewide association that represents entities that rely on tourism-related business for more than 50 percent of their total income.
  • Tourism Related Facility:  A conference center, convention center or visitor information center, and other improved real property that has a useful life of 10 or more years and has a substantial purpose of supporting tourism or accommodating tourist activities.


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

The City of Enterprise is interested in funding organizations that demonstrate they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s overall needs.

In general, the following are not considered for funding:
- Individuals
- 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
- Endowments
- Budget deficits incurred prior to application
- Normal and routine operating and administrative expenses of the organization applying excluding Economic Development Projects.

Pre-Application Information
The full application must be received by the City of Enterprise by 3:30 on September 4th, 2023.

All applications must be received no later than March 1st and September 1st of each year.

- Application Deadline: September 4th, 2023
- Presentation Date: September 11th, 2023
- Award Date: October 9th, 2023

Applicants are encouraged to only apply once per granting cycle each fiscal year.

Grants are paid to the applicant, not to vendors of products or services. Reimbursements are made only for those expenses itemized in Section 7 of the application: “Project Budget” upon receipt of paid invoices to the vendor by the applicant. For more information, see:

Estimated Size of Grant
The City of Enterprise CETRA program will issue grants up to a maximum of $2,000 for the Fiscal Year. However, if the request is a County Event which is defined as an event occurring out of the Enterprise City Limits, it shall be limited to 20% of the maximum allowable grant for the fiscal year.

The maximum allowable grant amount is reviewed on an annual basis by the City Council and can be reduced or increased from year to year.

Term of Contract
The granting of extension period is 12 months from the date of award; extensions can be granted upon written request and approved by the City Council.

Contact Information
Return application to:
City of Enterprise
(CETRA Grants)
102 E. North St., Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 541-426-4196 x 3

Email Electronic Copy to:

For more information regarding the grant, please see the Grant Application listed below, or contact Lacey McQuead, City Administrator at

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