Travel Portland has been carefully monitoring all developments in relation to COVID-19 and the unprecedented impact it is having on the tourism and hospitality industry. With that in mind, after much reflection and consideration, we must regrettably pause awarding our Destination Management Strategic Funding grants until the full impact of COVID-19 is known.
We award funding to groups that enhance the local visitor experience through tourism development, placemaking, events and festivals.
In 2020, the following funds will be available:
|Area of Support||Amount Available|
|Tourism Development||$100,000 (up to $50,000 each)|
|Festivals & Events: Capacity-building||$60,000 ($10,000–$25,000 each)|
|Multicultural Heritage||$20,000 ($5,000 each)|
|Neighborhood Placemaking||$20,000 ($5,000 each) — distributed through Venture Portland|
The application window for the FY 2020 has closed. Please check back for more information on the next grant cycle.
|Application Period Opens||Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020|
|Application Period Closes||Friday, Feb. 14, 2020|
|Awards Announced||Tuesday, March 31, 2020|
Review the handbook for additional information about award criteria and eligibility requirements for each of the available grants. Download the handbook here.
For questions about the grant program or the application process, email email@example.com.