The Small City Allotment Advisory Committee
(SCAAC) was established by ODOT's Executive Director of Transportation in consultation with the League of Oregon Cities. The advisory committee is comprised of a representative from each of ODOT's five regions. Committee members must be affiliated with an eligible city within the region they represent. The committee will be responsible for sharing opinions and perspectives in regards to establishing project selection criteria and program policy as well as approving funding for applications submitted under the Small City Allotment Program
The Small City Allotment program is an annual allocation of state funds for local transportation projects. Through an agreement between the League of Oregon Cities and ODOT. ODOT sets aside $5M each year (half from city gas tax revenue and half from the State Highway Fund) for incorporated cities with populations of 5,000 or less. Statute (ORS 366.805) dictates that these funds may be used only upon streets that are inadequate for the capacity they serve or are in a condition detrimental to safety. Funds are distributed per a competitive process with cities competing against other cities within the same region. Each project is evaluated, scored and ranked and those that best meet the program criteria will be awarded to the degree funding allows. Funding is limited to $250,000 per project.
2023 Project Solicitation Results
The SCAAC met with ODOT staff on October 6, 2023, to review the project evaluation and selection processes and to approve the project list for 2024 funding. The program received 69 applications requesting a total of $16,301,995. The yearly program allocation is $5M plus any savings carried forward. This year, the program had a total of $5,725,629 to distribute throughout the state. The committee approved funding 23 projects with a total cost of $5,572,003. Click here to view the 2024 Recipient Award List
The next application period is June 1 through July 31, 2024.