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Project Funding
The Active Transportation Section manages and monitors previously awarded funds in several distinct programs, shown below. The website for each identified program provides specific program information.
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Program (Grants, SWIP and Quick-Fix accounts)
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)
  • Connect-Oregon (rounds 1-5)
  • Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
  • Forest Highway Program (FHP)
  • Safe Routes to Schools—Infrastructure
  • Scenic Byways
  • STP Flexible Funds and Non-Highway Readiness (2010-2011 awards)
  • Transportation Enhancement (TE)
  • Transportation Alternatives (TAP)
ODOT offers several sources of funding for future bicycle and pedestrian facilities and Transportation Alternatives projects. Before 2013, two popular sources were the Bicycle and Pedestrian Grants and the Transportation Enhancement program (now Transportation Alternatives). Funding and project selection for both those programs has been rolled into the multi-modal STIP-Enhance process noted below.
Funding previously available through distinct programs for Scenic Byways and Safe Routes to School Infrastructure is now distributed through the STIP-Enhance process as well.

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) - Enhance

In 2012 the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) divided its funding into two categories: Fix-It and Enhance. The primary objective of this change was to enable ODOT to take care of the existing transportation assets (Fix-It) while still providing a measure of funding to enhance the state and local transportation system in a truly multimodal way.

The STIP-Enhance process considers many types of project proposals and activities together in a single multi-modal investment decision. Individual proposals may relate to the roadway, bicycle/pedestrian or public transit mode, or address a combination of travel modes in a single proposal.

The STIP- Enhance Funding website provides a central source of information on this new funding process.


Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

The CMAQ program can fund Active Transportation projects such as bike lanes or bicycle/pedestrian paths, if the project will reduce vehicle trips. CMAQ also funds several types of transit improvements and a variety of other congestion reduction, traffic flow and emissions reduction projects. Reauthorized by MAP-21, funds under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) are apportioned annually to each state according to the severity of its air quality problems. Projects funded under this program reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality for area that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQA) for ozone, carbon monoxide levels or particulate matter "non-attainment areas" or have recently become compliant "maintenance areas". Projects must demonstrate transportation identity, emissions reduction and location in or benefiting a non attainment or maintenance area.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Grant

A grant funded under CMAQ authority designed to reduce transportation related emissions and to encourage the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel by supporting the installation of natural gas fueling stations.

The CMAQ website provides a central source of information on Project Eligibility and award process for both CMAQ and CNG grants.


Other Funding Resources 

Active Transportation projects are also funded through these programs managed by ODOT:
  • The ODOT's Planning Section helps lead and coordinate several statewide programs that provide funds for planning, project development, construction and non-construction activities. These programs include: ConnectOregon, Transportation Growth Management (TGM), and Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) . These funding opportunities are all based upon comprehensive multimodal planning and project implementation. In addition, ODOT has other state and federal funding programs available for project planning, design, right of way, and construction activities.
  • ODOT's Rail and Public Transit Division awards funds for transit capital projects that may include sidewalks, crosswalks and other infrastructure for access to nearby transit stops and stations. Some types of transit funds may be used for bike racks on buses and trains, or bicycle parking at transit centers.  ODOT Transportation Options program provides grants and technical assistance to encourage the use of alternatives to driving alone.
  • ODOT's Transportation Safety Division administers the “Non-Infrastructure” portion of the Safe Routes to School program. Funds are available for education, encouragement and law enforcement activities that help increase the number of children walking or biking to school.
  • Oregon Fund Exchange provides local agencies a flexible funding option for delivering transportation improvements without being constrained by federal requirements. Contact Colleen Hunter for more information.

  • The Special City Allotment program provides state gas tax dollars to cities under 5,000 residents annually to fund transportation projects. Contact your region Local Agency Liaison for more information.