Travel Oregon – Matching Grants Programs

Are you looking for matching grant funds to complete a tourism-related project? Take a look at Travel Oregon’s grant programs to see if you fit the eligibility requirements to apply for funding.

“CONVERSATION WITH FUNDERS” EVENT SERIES
Travel Oregon will join several Oregon agencies as they travel around the state for the “Conversation with Funders” event series in February. Bring your grant-related questions for this opportunity to have one-on-one time with the different funders. These free events are open to the public and do not require a registration to attend.

  • MEET grant program staff from some of Oregon’s tourism and cultural agencies
  • LEARN about available grants, programming resources and nonprofit services
  • SHARE your project ideas, needs and challenges
  • CONNECT with other organizations in your community

VIEW THE AGENDA

Visit the Oregon Cultural Trust or contact Aili Schreiner at aili.schreiner@oregon.gov or 503-986-0089 for more information.

Conversation with Funders

February 7, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Liberty Theatre, McTavish Room
1203 Commercial Street
Astoria, Ore.
February 8, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Newport Performing Arts Center
777 W Olive Street
Newport, Ore.
February 9, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Coos History Museum
1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, Ore.
February 14, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, Ore.
February 15, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Cerimon House
5131 NE 23rd Ave.
Portland, Ore.
February 16, 2017
3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main Street
Pendleton, Ore.
February 22, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jackson County Library, Adams Conference Room
205 S Central Ave.
Medford, Ore.
February 23, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eugene Public Library, Bascom/Tykeson Room
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, Ore.
February 28, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Sunriver Area Public Library
56855 Venture Lane
Sunriver, Ore.

COASTAL TOURISM

Miles Phillips, OSU Extension

Presentation with Miles Phillips
1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 8
Registration $25 chamber members, $30 non chamber members
Bandon Professional Center
1010 First St. SE, Bandon
Conference rooms upstairs

Discover coastal tourism business opportunities. Miles Philips will share examples of businesses with whom he has worked to develop successful rural tourism products and services.

Miles Phillips joined the Oregon State University Extension as Associate Professor of Tourism and Business Development in the fall of 2016. He has
more than 15 years of experience developing nature tourism programs that meet the needs of local people, businesses and agencies; and he initiated the Extension Nature Tourism Program at Texas A&M University. Miles is also an experienced private sector project manager and consultant. He is based in Bandon, Oregon and supports Oregon’s Coastal communities with their tourism and outdoor recreation needs.

Register: Coastal Tourism presentation

Dungeness crab have been commercially harvested on the West Coast for more than 150 years and today this fishery is considered the most valuable single species commercial fishery in Oregon with an average value of 32.5 million dollars. The ocean crab season along the Oregon coast typically begins on December 1st and continues through August, although the majority of the harvest occurs during the first eight weeks of the season.

During the peak of the Dungeness crab harvest fresh crab is readily available at supermarket seafood counters and specialty seafood markets up and down the coast. Click here to find fresh crab near you! You can also try your hand at harvesting Dungeness crab year round on the Oregon Coast. Crabbing requires minimal gear that is often available for rent in coastal towns and can be done from a boat or dockside. Try it today!

Don’t forget to stop by the South Coast’s annual celebration of this treasured resource next month at the 33rd Annual Charleston Crab Feed!