Travel Oregon will begin accepting applications for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants funding on Jan. 23.

The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry.

Travel Oregon administers the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program, which is funded through sales of the Wine Country license plate.

Applicants may apply for grants of up to $50,000 for projects that promote wine and/or culinary tourism. Applicants must demonstrate a one-to-one match with at least 50 percent of matching funds being cash. Visit the Travel Oregon industry site to download the Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Guidelines for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.

Important dates:

  • Jan. 23, 2019 – Online application open
  • Feb. 22, 2019 – Online application closes
  • April 24, 2019 – Application status notification

Learn more and complete the online application at Travel Oregon’s industry website.