Wilsonville Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: March 8, 2017

County Community Tourism Grant Program Deadline Extended Until April 2

Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs (CCTCA) has extended the deadline to apply online for the Community Partnership Program (CPP) tourism grant through Sunday, April 2. An online application form is available at www.mthoodterritory.com/formcppapplication1.php for local tourism proposals that seek to increase the numbers of tourist visitors and increase the economic impact of tourism within Clackamas County. Originally due Feb. 13, the grant deadline has been extended twice. The prior deadline was March 6.

A total of up to $20,000 is available for projects that:

•Increase overnight lodging stays in Clackamas County.

•Bring visitors into communities from greater than 50 miles away to shop, dine, recreate, take in arts or cultural offerings, or visit heritage sites.

•Entice visitors to “linger longer.”

The maximum amount of a grant for a single project is the entire $20,000; the minimum request is $500. Funding for the Clackamas County Tourism-Community Partnership Program (CPP) grants comes from Clackamas County’s 6% transient lodging tax paid by overnight lodging visitors. Eligible projects, which must take place within Clackamas County, must be completed by December 31, 2017.

The City-administered County tourism grant program is separate and distinct from the City’s Community Tourism and Community Opportunity grant programs.

Copies of all program materials are located on the Wilsonville Parks and Recreation website at www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/GrantPrograms.

Proposals are to be evaluated by the City’s Tourism Promotion Committee on the following criteria: likelihood of attracting visitors (20%); ability to generate overnight stays (20%); partnerships (15%); use of additional/leveraged funds (15%); self-sustaining growth & capacity-building potential (15%); and measurable ROI (15%).

For more information, go online to www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/GrantPrograms; or contact Brian Stevenson, Recreation Coordinator, at 503-570-1523, stevenson@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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