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The city of Wilsonville’s Park and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for two separate grant programs designed to assist projects that benefit the Wilsonville community. Grants are awarded by volunteers who serve on the city parks and recreation advisory board.

Tourism matching grant program

The tourism matching grant program, with up to $25,000 distributed annually, is intended to aid organizations that produce projects, programs or events that promote local business and tourism and for festivals and special events that are held for the benefit of the Wilsonville community.

Funds for the program originate from the city’s hotel/motel room tax paid by overnight lodging visitors.

Successful applications from tax-exempt organizations for the tourism matching grant program include proposals aimed at increasing tourism and/or community participation within the city. Priority for funding is given to new projects or organizations.

Applications are due by Feb. 7. Approved projects may include the following:

  • A one-time festival or event attracting community participation and visitors to Wilsonville.
  • An annual Wilsonville event with the introduction of new or expanded attractions.
  • The production of a new product or event resulting in tourism and/or convention business coming to Wilsonville.
  • Community services opportunity grant program

    The community services opportunity grant program, with funds distributed twice per year for a total of $25,000, is intended to assist in funding a wide range of local programs and projects in the community.

    Funds for the program come from the city’s general fund.

    Successful applications for the community services opportunity grant program include proposals aimed at promoting education, diversity, arts or community involvement in the city. Priority is given to new projects or organizations.

    Applications are due March 7. Approved projects may include the following:

  • Projects, events or services to encourage and foster diversity and/or increase educational opportunities in the Wilsonville community.
  • Services or projects to encourage advances in education, art or community leadership among Wilsonville’s diverse community members.
  • Services, projects or events to involve Wilsonville’s youth or elderly population in community activities.
  • For information on the grant programs, go online to ci.wilsonville.or.us/GrantPrograms; or contact Brian Stevenson, recreation coordinator, at 503-570-1523, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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