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A total of $100,000 is available to community-based organizations in the City of Portland. Grant proposals may request up to $20,000.
We have thousands of miles of streets, and at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, we are always looking for ways to help Portlanders use their streets to celebrate community and connect with their neighbors; promote safety education and new infrastructure in vulnerable communities; and support innovative ideas and projects. PBOT is excited to offer a new grant funding opportunity to implement new and creative projects and invites community-based organizations and neighbors throughout the City of Portland to apply.
The goals of this grant program are to:
Invest in small-scale community driven projects focused on transportation safety, equity, innovation and placemaking.
Engage communities historically underrepresented in and underserved by PBOT programming, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, low-income individuals and families, youth, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bi, transgender people.
Supplement existing PBOT priorities and capital projects.
Generate new and innovative ideas for PBOT to consider in the long term and to decrease policy and process barriers to idea implementation.
Strengthen collaboration between PBOT and community partners by providing hands-on technical support during project implementation.
Events in the streets encouraging new events in diverse communities.
Creative community infrastructure encouraging beautification + livability through permanent infrastructure, public art and short-term demonstration projects.
Innovative community engagement encouraging diverse partnerships with existing PBOT programs.
Expanding the urban trails network to improve connectivity and usage.
Small scale transportation safety projects along or adjacent to Portland’s High Crash Corridors and/or existing capital project
Our job is to connect people to the places they want to go. Our system of roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, transit and trails gets Portlanders from place to place easily, safely and sustainably.
Portland’s efficient, safe and sustainable transportation system serves as a foundation for the high quality of life Portlanders enjoy. When managed properly, that system contributes to a prosperous economy, equitable neighborhoods and a healthy environment. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot.
PBOT embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture and in its work with partners and the community. For more information about the City of Portland’s Citywide Racial Equity Goals & Strategies, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr.
Questions? Contact Tosin Abiodun by phone at 503-823-5080 or by email at Tosin.Abiodun@portlandoregon.gov.
Portland in the Streets Community Grant Frequently Asked Questions
Download the handbook, pre-application, application and grant forms here.
Read our grant eligibility requirements.
Timeline information regarding applications, workshops, due dates and more.
Learn about upcoming workshops and other resources available to you.
Examples to inspire the imagination for grant projects.
Read about our selection process and the details of notification.
PBOT staff will work with successful applications to enter into the contractual agreements.
Find out how to fill out the grant application.