Grant Opportunities

Seaside Tourism Grant Program

The City of Seaside Visitors Bureau and Tourism Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the application period for the 2019-2020 Tourism Grant Program is now open. From $40,000 to $50,000 in grant funds are expected to be available for this coming fiscal cycle. The application deadline is May 10, 2019.

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Tourism Grant ProgramĀ 


State Preparedness and Incident Response Equipment (SPIRE) Grant Program

Oregon House Bill 2687, which became effective in August 2017, established a grant program to distribute emergency preparedness equipment, which may include vehicles or other property, to local governments and other recipients to be used to decrease risk of life and property resulting from an emergency. Items purchased must qualify as capital assets, meaning individual items must cost at least $5,000. A total of $5,000,000 is available to procure emergency preparedness equipment to help Oregon communities prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies.

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management


OCVA Strategic Investment Fund

NOTICE: Strategic Investment Fund is no longer available for 2018/2019 investments. Stay tuned for future funding opportunities.

The purpose of this fund is to rapidly and surgically respond to high value destination development projects during critical moments of need to sustain their viability and/or momentum. High value is determined according to the priorities expressed in the attached grant guidelines and elaborated in the approvedĀ 2017-2019 RCTP OREGON COAST PLAN FINAL.

“There are many larger pools of money with lengthy application processes,” states Marcus Hinz, OCVA Executive Director, “but we’ve observed there are not many easily accessible grant opportunities for smaller, more modest projects.” The fund was created with the recognition that many community efforts are operated using volunteer time and the large, often arduous, grant application processes may become a barrier to worthy community projects.

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. Please see attached for full details.

Applicants would fair well to review Coastal RCTP projects in progress developed from the approvedĀ 2017-2019 RCTP OREGON COAST PLAN FINAL.

SI Fund Summary