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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 funded over 700 grant projects. See the list of completed and active projects through 2013 (PDF).

Grant Award Timeline

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

2015 TGM Grant Pre-Application

The 2015 TGM Pre-application is now available. 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. The formal pre-application period ends March 13, 2015, but they may be submitted at any time.

The Pre-application Packet contains a description of our services and submittal instructions. Please submit our Fillable Form, below.

2014 TGM Grant Awards

Here is the list of the 2014 Grant Awards and links to the 2014 Grant Applications.

Contact Cindy Lesmeister at 503-986-4349 for answers to general questions about the process.

TGM Grant Application Packet

Applications are closed for 2014. For reference, here is the 2014 Grant Application Packet.

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
503-986-4349

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

Region 1 Lidwien Rahman (Portland)
503-731-8229
Region 2 Naomi Zwerdling (Salem)
503-986-2836
Region 3 John McDonald (Roseburg)
541-957-3688
Region 4 Devin Hearing (Bend)
541-388-6388
Region 5 Cheryl Jarvis-Smith (La Grande)
541-963-1574
Statewide for DLCD Bill Holmstrom
503-373-0050 x 265