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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 2014 (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

TGM Pre-Application

The 2016 TGM Pre-application is now available! Pre-applicants are asked to submit a short paragraph describing the local issue and desired outcome. A TGM staff member will contact each pre-applicant to discuss project ideas and assist with submitting a qualifying grant project application of request for other TGM Community Assistance service. The formal pre-application period ends March 11, 2016, but pre-applications may be submitted at any time.

The Pre-Application Packet link below contains a description of our services.

Note: This application is a PDF form and must be saved to your computer and completed using Adobe Acrobat or Reader. Right-click the Pre-Application Instructions and Form link below and select "Save link as" to download the form. Once you have saved the form to your computer, right-click the file and choose Open with > Adobe Reader. If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Coffelt (503-986-4254).

2015 TGM Grant Awards

The 2015 Grant Awards and associated applications are now available.

Contact Cindy Lesmeister at 503-986-4349 for a list of all 2015 Grant Applications.

TGM Grant Application

The formal 2015 TGM Grant application period closed June 12th. The 2016 Application Packet will be available in April; it is expected to be similar to the 2015 Application Packet (PDF).

If you would like to discuss a potential project's objectives, approach, or hear the ODOT region's perspective, contact the lead TGM planner for your region.

Help for Award Criterion #3: Contains cost ranges for typical TGM projects, along with cost factors to consider.

Example Grant Applications: Below 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.

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