2022 Tourism Facilities Grant Cycle Opens Today, Nov. 15th

The $875,000 TLT-supported fund is open to government agencies, special districts and nonprofits;  maximum request is $75,000 for
tourism-related facilities projects

Nov. 15, 2021. Tillamook County, Oregon.  Using the transient lodging tax (TLT) to benefit the community has been the primary goal for the county since the TLT was first collected in 2014. One of the ways that is accomplished is through a tourism facilities grant process. From 2015 through 2020, $3 million has been distributed to help with community projects.

For the 2022 cycle, the county has approved a TLT tourism facilities grant fund of $875,000. Government agencies, special districts and nonprofits are eligible to apply, with a maximum request of $75,000 per project.

The application opens today, Nov.15, 2021 and can be downloaded at https://tillamookcoast.com/grants

An instructional webinar will be posted by Dec. 15;  deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2022.

This year, the county has asked Tillamook Coast Visitors Association (TCVA) to manage the grant process. TCVA will work with the Tourism Advisory Council (TAC), a group of community volunteers from throughout the county, as they review and score applications. Once the TAC makes their decisions, TCVA will present the recommendations to the Tillamook Board of County Commissioners for approval. Funds will be made available in April, 2022.

Questions about the grant can be directed to Amy Blackburn, TCVA Deputy Director and Grants Administrator at amy@tillamookcoast.com

Download the information packet/application at https://tillamookcoast.com/grants

To see the types of tourism facilities projects funded in past grant cycles, click here.