A Strategic Investment Fund (SI-Fund) of $163,810 has been created to rapidly and surgically respond to high value destination development or management projects in critical moments of need to sustain their viability and/or momentum. The SI-Fund can also be used for professional development opportunities. Projects will be prioritized if they align with coastal regional goals, specific subregional goals, or have support from other Oregon tourism regions (Portland, Southern Oregon, etc.).
Money for the SI-Fund comes from the state-wide 1.8% Transient Lodging Tax collected by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel Oregon and grant guidelines have been derived from the 2-Year Regional Cooperative Tourism Program (RCTP) plan which OCVA negotiated with Travel Oregon.