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Small City Allotment Advisory Committee - SCAAC

The Committee
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 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.

Program Updates

The SCAAC met with ODOT staff on November 9, 2022 to review the project evaluation and selection processes and to approve the project list for 2023 funding. The program received 84 applications requesting a total of $18,920,200. The yearly program allocation is $5M plus any savings carried forward. This year we had a total of $6,319,418 to distribute throughout the state. The $1,319,418 we were able to carry forward is significantly higher than normal, due primarily to the number of projects canceled because of high costs. The committee approved funding 27 projects across the state with a total cost of $6,131,448. Click here to view the 2023 Recipient Award List.

Committee Member Vacancies 
We are seeking volunteers to fill committee member vacancies in Regions 4 & 5. Applicants must be associated with an eligible city within the region for which they are applying. Association could be that they serve as mayor, city recorder, public works director, city councilor, or some similar capacity.

Region 4 includes: Crook Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler Counties.

Region 5 includes: Baker, Grant Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties.

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2023.


Program Manager
Deanna Edgar