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Spring tourism grant cycle opens in Roseburg


Roseburg, Ore. – The Roseburg Community Development Department began taking applications for spring 2022 tourism grants starting Monday, May 2.

The City’s Tourism Grant Program is funded through the Roseburg transient lodging tax collected within city limits. The Economic Development Commission will review all applications and vote on submissions at the July 12 meeting.

Registered businesses, registered 501(c)(3) organizations, other 501(c) tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities can apply online through Friday, June 17, for grants to help fund tourism promotion and tourism-related projects in the Roseburg area that will draw visitors to the city.

Applications for grants of up to $5,000 will be considered just by the Economic Development Commission. Applications for grants of more than $5,000 also must be considered by the Roseburg City Council.

Grants are typically awarded for such things as advertising, publicizing or distributing information to market special events and festivals designed to attract tourists or welcome them at tourism-related facilities; or capital improvement projects that have a substantial purpose of supporting tourism or accommodating tourism activities.

Past grants marketed the Lavender Festival & Farm Tour, Great Umpqua Food Trail, Challenge of Champions bull riding tour and Umpqua Valley Arts Summer Arts Festival. One grant was used by Wildlife Safari to buy a portable stage, canvas tent and generator so the park could expand year-round events. Another was used to produce the Master National Retriever Club training catalog for the AKC Master National Hunt Test held in Roseburg in 2018.

For more information about the Tourism Grant Program, please contact the Roseburg Community Development Department at or at 541-492-6750.

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