Grant Opportunities - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Grant Opportunities

OCVA Strategic Investment Fund is currently on PAUSE while we try to better understand the COVID-19 Crisis.

July 1st, 2019- June 30th, 2020

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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.).

Any NGO or private business may apply. Private businesses can apply for destination marketing and/or tourism-related professional development.

Allocations: No limit, up to total fund amount.

Deadline: Rolling deadline until all funds are allocated.

Completion: Allocated funds must be spent and intended purpose accomplished within 11 months of being dispersed.

Questions: Contact Arica Sears at [email protected]


1. Please reference the Oregon Coast RCTP Plan for 2019-2021. This can be found on our Industry Planning Documents page using this link:

2. Ensure your project fits one of our RCTP Goals

3. Complete the online form.

4. If your project is selected, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association will follow up with additional questions related to your project viability and completion timeline.

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.


Rural Community Development Initiative Grant

This program provides funding to help non-profit housing and community development organizations support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas

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Seaside Tourism Grant Program

The City of Seaside Visitors Bureau and Tourism Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the application period for the 2020-2021 Tourism Grant Program is now open. Approximately $50,000 in grant funds are expected to be available for this coming fiscal cycle. The application deadline is Friday, May 8, 2020.

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Manzanita Off Season Tourism Promotion Grants

The grant is to promote and advertise events designed to attract tourist to the city during the off-season (October – May). Total amount available: $15,00. To apply, complete the application found at the City website ( Please return completed forms to the Off Season Tourism Advisory Committee c/o Cynthia Alamillo, PO BOX 129,
Manzanita, OR 97130 or email [email protected] by the application deadline.

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Business Oregon’s Rural Opportunity Initiative Grant

The Oregon State Legislature has allocated $750,000 to ROI for the 2019-2021 biennium, which is the same funding level as the previous biennium. Business Oregon is again looking to fund promising rural projects that stimulate entrepreneurism and entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

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Safe Routes to School Rapid Response Infrastructure Grant Program

What kind of projects are eligible? Safety projects on the public road right of way, consistent with jurisdictional plans, supported by the school or school district, are within a one-mile radius of a school, and that positively affects the ability of children to walk and bicycle to school. Project examples include sidewalks, median refuge islands, rapid flashing
beacons, etc. The maximum funding request is $500,000.

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