Oregon DOT & Land Conservation award $2 million for local community transportation, land projects

Updated Nov 27, 2018
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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Department of Land Conservation and Development have awarded Transportation and Growth Management Program grants to 12 communities across the state valued at roughly $2 million.

The grants are for funding transportation and land use planning projects for Oregon communities “working to create vibrant, livable places where people can walk, bike, take transit or drive where they want to go.”

“These grants reflect the importance of planning for the future transportation and land use needs in our communities,” says Erin Doyle, Intergovernmental Relations associate from the League of Oregon Cities and chair of the TGM Program Advisory Committee. “This round of TGM grants in particular highlights the increasing role of transit to meet the daily needs of Oregonians.”

Thirty-nine applications requested $5.9 million for this year’s cycle. ODOT says recipients will work with staff to develop each project, including final award amounts based on the scope of each grant. Award amounts are expected to range between $100,000 and $250,000. Award recipients are listed below, and project descriptions are online (PDF).

  • City of Gresham
  • City of John Day
  • City of McMinnville
  • City of Medford
  • City of Oakridge
  • City of Portland
  • City of Sandy
  • City of Sutherlin
  • City of Waldport
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
  • South Clackamas Transit District
  • Washington County