Contact: Lane County Public Information Officer Anne Marie Levis, 541-915-4659
Lane County Community and Economic Development Division is inviting the community to apply for funding for projects that will enhance tourism in Lane County. Funding for this opportunity comes from Transient Room Taxes allocated by the Board of Commissioners and administered by the Economic Development Division.
“The projects we help fund with this program enhance the visitor experience and boost our regional economy,” said Glenda Poling, Community and Economic Development Manager.
Up to $100,000 in total project funds will be awarded. Each recipient will be required to provide a 10 percent match based on the grant request. Feasibility studies, capital improvement projects (carpeting, restrooms, etc.), and projects that have received funding from this program the past two years are ineligible for funding.
In 2012, this program helped fund a project for the Florence Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber created a website that lets community members and visitors view the Florence bay from above, and explore local businesses and attractions - www.navifun.net. Other past recipients include festivals and special events.
View Tourism Related Projects RFP