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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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PBOT will offer two workshops to learn more about the community grant program and to test ideas with staff (the same information will be presented at both meeting, so please choose the most convenient date and time). During the workshops, we will introduce the community grant program including the timeline and application checklist; provide sample projects; answer questions; and have time to starting writing up the application of for your project ideas. It is highly recommended that the pre-application worksheet is completed in advance of the workshop.

The dates and times of the workshops are:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Breakfast at 10:00 AM

Workshop begins at 10:30 AM

JADE/APANO Mutlicultural Space

8114 SE Division Street

Portland, OR 97206

To RSVP please click here


Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner at 5:30 PM

Workshop begins at 6:00 PM

Peninsula Park Community Center

700 N. Rosa Parks Way

Portland, OR 97217

To RSVP please click here


Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Metro Regional Center, Council Chambers

600 NE Grand Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

To RSVP please click here


If you are not able to attend either workshop, staff is available to share information and answer questions via phone, please contact ​​ by July 31st to request a one-on-one consultation. Frequently asked questions raised during the workshops will be posted here for review. 


Language Access
Applicants may request the application form in another language or format. Applications may be submitted in any language and PBOT will assume responsibility of translating the application for the review process.

ADA Access
If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation to complete the application, please contact program staff as soon as possible to request assistance.

If possible, we would appreciate these requests be made 5 days in advance of the informational workshops and two weeks in advance of the application deadline (by July 19th) so that we can make the appropriate accommodations. If these accommodations will be an ongoing need during the planning and implementation of the proposed project, please include a brief description of that in the project narrative. Expenses associated with these accommodations should be accounted for in the budget table under “Personnel > professional services” and will be considered during the application review process.


PBOT seeks to utilize this grant program to help see community ideas to fruition. Our goal is to address and eliminate as many barriers as possible along the way. While there may be many technical considerations for project implementation (such as permitting, laws and codes, legal requirements for community notification, etc.), we do not expect submitted proposals to account for all of the permits, rules and laws that may apply. Beginning with the selection process, a technical review team will assess project feasibility and make recommendations for these technical considerations. Once a project is selected, PBOT staff will be available to provide ongoing guidance and technical support for project planning and implementation. We do encourage applicants to do their research and account for as many of these requirements and considerations as possible, but projects will not be rejected solely because they are not familiar with the applicable rules and regulations. 


The following examples are provided to inspire community imagination about the ideas that may be supported by this grant program, but don’t feel limited to what is presented here!  

  1. Alleyway Improvements, estimated budget $3000 - $5000: Local example: NE 28th / 29th Alley, between Killingsworth and Jarrett.

  2. Transportation Education Campaigns, estimated cost: $500 - $2000: New York example: Car Free Day. ​ 

  3. Creative Crosswalk Art, estimated budget: $4000 - $8000: Local Example: Old Town-Chinatown Umbrella Crosswalk.

  4. Painted Intersection, estimated $500 - $2000: Local example: NE 8th and Holman Intersection Repair. ​ 

  5. Street Seat, estimated budget $10000 - $15000: Local example: Portland State University SW 4th and Market.

  6. Utility Box Art, estimated budget: $3000 - $5000: Local example: Art box at SE 122nd and Division St. ​