Grant Opportunities

Travel Oregon announced two new grant opportunities available to the tourism industry:

Oregon Wine Country License Plates Matching Grants Now Accepting Applications

The Oregon Wine Country License Plates Matching Grants Program is now open and accepting applications. The application deadline is Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. The grant timeline is as follows:
  • Aug. 11, 2021 – Online application opens.
  • Sept. 15, 2021 – Online application closes.
  • Nov. 15, 2021 – Grant recipients announced.
  • Dec. 31, 2022 – Projects must be complete.
Learn more about eligible applicants, eligible projects and how to get started here.
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Request for Grant Proposals for Rural Opportunity Initiative Grant Program

Business Oregon has an open Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) for the 2021-2023 Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) grant program. ROI is an initiative that works with rural communities to create environments that support entrepreneurs and small businesses. The RFGP opened in August and will close on September 20.

ROI is designed to be inclusive and community driven. The program empowers local leaders to define and implement collaborative strategies that elevate the role of entrepreneurship in rural economic development work. It is ultimately about enabling entrepreneurs to create rural businesses that in turn bolster rural economies. The program provides financial support, innovative partnerships, network expansion, and access to business development resources to successful applicants. Grants are available for communities in different stages of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem. It can help communities get started, and help communities that are farther along scale what they’ve already built.

A detailed overview of the RFGP, funding process, application, and supporting resources are on Business Oregon’s Rural Opportunity Initiative web pageCompleted applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Other Available Grants

The following organization(s) also are currently taking grants applications:

Oregon Heritage State Preservation Office offers a variety of grant programs for heritage projects from historic building preservation to oral history projects and more. Applications are due October 20, 2021>>>