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City, County Accepting Grant Applications; Awards to Fund Tourism & Community Projects

City, County Accepting Grant Applications; Awards to Fund Tourism & Community Projects

January 11, 2019 12:12 am Category: Uncategorized A+ / A-

January 10, 2019 — The Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for The Community Tourism Grant Program and the Community Opportunity Grant Program, which together provide $50,000 in funding for local organizations to support an array of projects providing benefit to community groups, residents and visitors to Wilsonville.

The Community Tourism Grant Program awards up to $25,000 annually to organizations that produce projects, programs or events that draw visitors to Wilsonville. The deadline for the Tourism Grant is Friday, Feb. 1, after which the Tourism Promotion Committee reviews requests and determines awards. Funding for the program comes from the City’s transient room taxes assessed on overnight lodging visitors.

The Community Opportunity Grant Program provides $25,000 funding each year for a wide range of local programs and projects that promote education, diversity, arts or community involvement in the city. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board reviews requests and distributes awards twice annually. Applications are due Friday, March 1. Funds for the Opportunity Grant program come from the City’s general fund.

In partnership with Clackamas County, a third grant source is available for projects and events designed to attract visitors to the community from throughout the region.

The Clackamas County Community Partnership Grant, in partnership with Clackamas County Tourism, awards funding to local tourism projects that aim to increase the numbers of tourist visitors and the economic impact of tourism. Up to $20,000 is available for projects that increase overnight lodging stays in Clackamas County, bring visitors into communities from greater than 50 miles away to shop, dine, recreate, take in arts or cultural offerings, or visit heritage sites and entice visitors to “linger longer.” The application deadline is Thursday, Feb 28.

Source:  For more information, go online to WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/GrantPrograms or contact Brian Stevenson, Program Manager, at 503-570-1523, stevenson@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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