LA GRANDE — The Union County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2020 Tourism Grant program.

The purpose of the TRT Grant program is to assist in the promotion or development of events or attractions that increase the economic impact of tourism in Union County. Grants must be for tourism promotion or for a tourism-related facility. The activity must occur within Union County and must be open to the general public.

The requesting group or agency must be a government agency or not-for-profit organization doing business in or providing direct benefit to Union County.

Partnerships are favored. Projects that show cooperation or coordination with other projects or events are encouraged and will be given preference over projects that stand alone.

After the event, grant recipients must submit a report to the Chamber within 10 business days. Photos, copies of fliers or posters, promotional items, advertisements or other evidence of project progress or completion are recommended. The 2020 Tourism Grant applications are due March 1.

Other tourism-related funds also are available.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Discretionary Fund Grant program assists in the promotion or development of new and emerging projects, events or attractions that occur out of cycle of the regular Tourism Grant program award process. Applicants may request up to $250 per project or event. Requests may be made any time throughout the year.

Applicants also may request up to 50% of the cost of media advertising (print, radio, online) to promote an event, project or activity with a cap of $1,000 per year. Requests to the Cooperative Advertising program may be made at any time.

For applications and more information, call the Chamber at 541-963-8588 or stop by 207 Depot St., La Grande.

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