Annual 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 1 and September 5. The exception is the additional $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 the Director of Tourism Marketing at 503.738.3097 or via email.

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Grant Application window is CLOSED until Feb. 18, 2022.

Review the proposed 2022-2023 Tourism Grant Program overview document. The Tourism Advisory Committee will vote to approve these guidelines with or without changes at their February meeting.
Complete the grant application form in full. This form will open on Feb. 18.

Deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 funding cycle will be Friday, May 6.

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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

*** Required reporting documents for 2021-2022 grant recipients: ***

Thank you!