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ConnectOregon is a lottery-backed bond initiative to invest in air, rail, marine, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure to ensure Oregon’s transportation system is strong, diverse, and efficient. For the $382 million available through ConnectOregon I through V there have been:

  • 528 project applications received,
  • $915 million in grants and loans requested,
  • 240 projects funded.

Project Eligibility

ConnectOregon projects are eligible for grants that cover up to 70 percent of project costs. A minimum 30 percent cash match is required from the recipient for all grant funded projects. Projects eligible for funding from state fuel tax revenues (section 3a, Article IX of the Oregon Constitution, the Highway Trust Fund), are not eligible for ConnectOregon funding.

If a highway or public road element is essential to the complete functioning of the proposed project, applicants are encouraged to work with their Oregon Department of Transportation region, city, or county to identify the necessary funding sources.


For policy and proposed projects:
 Scott Turnoy
Freight Program Manager

For selected projects:
 Marie Wright
ConnectOregon Program Manager

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