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TGM Grants

TGM Grants help local communities plan for streets and land use in a way that leads to more livable, economically vital, and sustainable communities and that increases opportunities for transit, walking and bicycling. TGM awards two types of grants:

  • Category 1 (PDF): Transportation System Planning, including TSP updates, to give Oregonians a range of transportation choices and meet requirements of the Oregon Transportation Planning Rule
  • Category 2 (PDF): Integrated Land Use & Transportation Planning, to promote compact, mixed-use development supported by improved pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and multi-modal street facilities

TGM has completed nearly 700 grant projects. See the list of completed projects through 2012 (PDF).

Grant Award Timeline

TGM awards grants on an annual basis. Applications are due in June and awards are made every September. All projects have a two-year period from award to completion. TGM Grant Award Timeline

2014 TGM Grant Application Packet

The 2014 Grant Application Packet is now available. Applications are due by 4:00 PM June 13th.

Grant Application Assistance

TGM staff can help you with your submittal. Please don’t wait to seek assistance until just before the application deadline.

Contact Cindy Lesmeister at 503-986-4349 for answers to general questions about process, and for assistance with filling out your grant application, including review of drafts for organization, completion, and clarity. If you would like to discuss your project objectives, project approach, or the ODOT region’s perspective on the project, contact the lead TGM planner for your region. See the TGM Program Contact List in the Grant Application Packet.

Example Grant Applications

Here are links to recent successful grant applications. While no application will be perfect, these show some of the variety of projects awarded and examples of how to address the eligibility requirements and scoring criteria.

TGM Grant Pre-Application

The formal 2014 TGM Pre-Application period ended March 14th, but pre-applications may be submitted at any time. Submittal of a pre-application is not necessary to apply for a TGM grant. Pre-applicants receive direct assistance from TGM staff to develop a TGM grant application or secure other TGM services. Pre-applicants are asked to submit a short paragraph describing the local issue and desired outcome. A TGM representative contacts each pre-applicant to discuss project ideas and assist with submitting a qualifying grant project application or request for other TGM community assistance services.

2013 Awards

A list of the TGM 2013 Grant Awards (PDF) is now available.

2013 Applications Received

Here is a list of all 2013 grant applications received by TGM:

To request a CD with all the application materials received, please submit a Public Records Request (PDF). The cost for the CD is $5.

Submit Updates on TGM Projects

The TGM Program is interested in receiving updates on local TGM projects so that it can share success stories, special achievements, lessons learned, or other useful information with others. Please let us know if you have something to share as a result of your TGM project. Send project updates, photos, and comments to Debbie Benavidez.

Staff Contacts

General Inquiries:
Cindy Lesmeister

TGM grants are managed through ODOT regions (see map).

Region 1 Lidwien Rahman (Portland)
Region 2 Naomi Zwerdling (Salem)
Region 3 John McDonald (Roseburg)
Region 4 Devin Hearing (Bend)
Region 5 Cheryl Jarvis-Smith (La Grande)
Statewide for DLCD Bill Holmstrom
503-373-0050 x 265