Salem Cultural, Historic Attractions and Events Grants Available

Posted on September 18, 2019

Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem is accepting grant proposals from organizations that want to host historic, cultural, and tourism-related events in Salem.

Grant awards of up to $2,000 are available for small events and up to $10,000 for large events hosted by nonprofit 501(c) organizations listed with the Internal Revenue Service. All events must take place within Salem city limits, be open to the public, and occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

The grants are funded by the Transient Occupancy Tax, also known as a hotel tax. The grants provide marketing and promotion support for various historic and cultural facilities and events in Salem.

Attendance at one of these pre-application meetings is a requirement for applying:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Library Anderson Room B
585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Pringle Hall
606 Church St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Applications will be available beginning October 10, 2019 both online at and by contacting the City of Salem at (503) 540-2361. Applications will be due November 15, 2019

For more information about Transient Occupancy Tax grants, please contact the City of Salem at (503)-540-2361.

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