Tourism Grant Program

The goal of Seaside’s Tourism Grant Program is to coordinate attraction and event development needed to ensure that Seaside can exceed visitor expectations as a destination and derive the greatest possible economic impact from visitor spending.

Priority is given to projects and events that occur during the shoulder seasons and winter months with a strong potential for creating local room nights. No more than $3,000 will be granted to projects happening between June 25 and September 15. The exception is the approximately $25,000 that City leaders typically earmark for the annual 4th of July fireworks celebration in Seaside.

Grant funds are intended to be “seed money” or start-up funds with a limit of $5,000 for each project and a five-year limit on receiving funds based on the scope and audience of the festival, event or project.

For more information, please contact:

Joshua Heineman
Director of Tourism Marketing
(503) 738-3097


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Grant Application window is CLOSED.

Review the current 2021-2022 Tourism Grant Program overview document. This is required reading for all applicants.
Complete the grant application form in full.

Deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 funding cycle was May 7.
*** Required reporting for 2021-2022 grant recipients: Mid-Term and Final Report ***

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2021 – 2022 Seaside Tourism Grant Program Recipients:

  • Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District / Prom Centennial Chalk Art Contest + Pickleball Tournament
  • Seaside Downtown Development Association / Halloween Happenin’s
  • Seaside Museum & Historical Society / Lewis and Clark Salt Makers
  • Seaside Events & Promotions / All-Ages Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament