Transportation and Growth Management News and Information

The 2017 Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program Planning Grant Application packet is now available. It can be found on the TGM Grants page.

Applications are due June 9, 2017; award announcements will be mailed in August.

TGM is a joint effort of two state agencies: the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. TGM grants are awarded on an annual basis. TGM grants provide planning resources to help Oregon jurisdictions address transportation, land use, and growth management issues in their communities. Proposed projects may be submitted for either of two grant categories. Category one grants relate to transportation system planning (TSPs), either complete TSPs, TSP updates, TSP refinement plans, individual TSP elements (such as bike and pedestrian or transit plans), and safe routes to school-related infrastructure plans. Category two grants are to do integrated land use and transportation planning, including area plans, downtown plans, and concept plans for areas being brought into an urban growth boundary.

Eligible applicants include cities, counties, councils of government on behalf of a city or county, and tribal governments. Certain special districts are eligible, such as transportation districts, metropolitan planning organizations, ports, mass transit districts, park and recreation districts, and metropolitan service districts. School districts may be eligible as part of a joint application with a local government for an otherwise eligible project. Eligible applicants may join together to propose a project, such as a multi-county TSP or multi-city or city-county corridor plan.

Award amounts generally range between $75,000 and $200,000. Grantees must provide a match of 12 percent or more of the total project cost, in the form of cash, staff time, monetized volunteer time, and direct project expenses.

For questions about the TGM grant program, contact Cindy Lesmeister at503-986-4349 or cindy.l.lesmeister@odot.state.or.us.

Applications Due June 9th, 2017