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Tourism Marketing and Promotions Grant

Grants to Tillamook County, Oregon Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies to Promote Tourism Opportunities

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Tillamook County Economic Development Council (EDC) and Visit Tillamook Coast (VTC)

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Deadline Date:

12/08/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Tillamook County, Oregon nonprofits, government agencies, and for-profit businesses to promote the local tourism industry. Funding will support the promotion and marketing of programs, activities, services, and events that will attract visitors to Tillamook County.

Emphasis is placed on projects that encourage tourism in the shoulder and off seasons (non-peak tourist months), encouraging extended stays, repeat visits, and contribute to the development and improvement of the local economy by means of enhancement, expansion and promotion of the of tourism industry.

Eligible Expenses:

-Radio or TV Ads
-Web expenses: design, development and or updates
-Mobile app design, development, or updates
-Web advertising: Google ads, social media, and other electronic media expenses
-Hats, t-shirts, clothing or other giveaways, not for resale
-Product labels, packaging, jars, boxes
-Trade or food shows: booth fees, electric hookups, cost of samples

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174258

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for grant funding up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

All grant activities must be completed by February 1, 2019. If the project is for the promotion of a specific event, grant activities must be completed no later than 30 days following the event.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For-Profit Application Eligibility:
Applicants must be 1) for-profit businesses engaged in tourism activities; and 2) operate in Tillamook County or provide services to tourists in Tillamook County.

Nonprofit/Not-For-Profit Application Eligibility:
Applicants must operate in Tillamook County or serve tourists in Tillamook County and be: 1) a qualified tax-exempt organization, such as government; or 2) a nonprofit recognized by the state or federal government as a 501(c) that serves tourists.

Ineligible Expenses:
-Salaries and wages (except as noted-any project related salaries and wages are eligible)
-Fringe benefits
-Rent/lease costs
-Web maintenance
-App maintenance
-Purchase of equipment
-Trade show hotel, travel, labor, registration fees
-Costs incurred prior to the s

Pre-proposal Conference:

A free tourism grant writing workshop will be held Monday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Tillamook Bay Community College.

Pre-Application Information:

For-Profits:Funds are available as a 50% reimbursement for tourism marketing and promotional purposes. For example, a $20,000 marketing campaign would be eligible for reimbursement up to $10,000.

Nonprofits: Applicants must provide documentation of at least 25% match level in funds or in-kind support of the amount requested. For example, an organization requesting $1,000 in grant funds would be required to provide matching funds or in-kind support of $250.

The grant closing date is Friday, December 8, 2017. Applications must be received in the office no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date.

-Grant Open Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
-Grant Closing Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
-Tentative Grant Review Date: January 9, 2018
-Tentative Grant Award Date: January 16, 2018

Contact Information:

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

To register for the October 23 workshop, contact:
503 842-8222, ext. 1100

Nan Devlin, Tourism Director
503 842-2672

Amy Blackburn, Grants Administrator

Visit Tillamook Coast
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141

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USA: Oregon: Tillamook County