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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 Application

The 2015 TGM Grant Application Packet is now available. Applications are due by 4:00 PM June 12, 2015.

Grant Application Assistance

TGM staff can help you with your submittal. Please do not 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.

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.

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.

2015 TGM Grant Pre-Application

The formal 2015 TGM Pre-application period ended March 13th, but pre-applications may be submitted at any time. Submittal of a pre-application is not necessary to apply for a TGM grant.

The Pre-application Packet contains all of the TGM services and submittal instructions.

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