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.
Grant Application window is currently closed.
Proposals that were submitted for events occurring between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023 are under consideration by the Seaside Tourism Advisory Committee. The next application round will open in early 2023.
APPLICATION STEP ONE
Review the adopted 2022-2023 Tourism Grant Program Guidelines. This is REQUIRED reading for all applicants.
APPLICATION STEP TWO
Complete the grant application form in full. Remember to email supporting documents.
Deadline for the current cycle was May 6.
2022 – 2023 Seaside Tourism Grant Program Recipients:
- Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District / Fall Fun Fest
- Seaside Downtown Development Association / Halloween Happenin’s
- Seaside Museum & Historical Society / Lewis and Clark Salt Makers Return
- SandFest / Master Sand Sculptors Exhibition
- Knights of Columbus / Oktoberfest
- North Coast Land Conservancy / CoastWalk Oregon
- Seaside Chamber of Commerce / Fireworks + Pouring at the Coast
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