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News Release
Grants Available for Salem Events and Cultural and Historic Attractions - 09/18/23

Attendance at one of two pre-application meetings is required to apply.


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 $10,000 are available for large events hosted by nonprofit 501(c) organizations listed with the Internal Revenue Service. Smaller events hosted by non-501(c) organization are eligible for up to $2,000 grants. All events must take place within Salem city limits, be open to the public, and occur between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. 

The grants are funded by the Transient Occupancy Tax, also known as a hotel tax. They 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 to apply:

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Via Zoom Meeting, organizations must submit email request for the link to or

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Via Zoom Meeting, organizations must submit email request for the link to or

Applications will be available beginning October 12, 2023 online at Grants for Promotion of Culture and Tourism | Salem, Oregon ( Applications will be due November 13, 2023.

For more information about Transient Occupancy Tax grants, please contact the City of Salem at (503)-540-2361Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame (503) 588-6207 x 1 Irma Dowd.


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