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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Program Overview


A total of $100,000 is available to community-based organizations in the City of Portland. Grant proposals may request up to $20,000.



Program Purpose

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: 

  1. Invest in small-scale community driven projects focused on transportation safety, equity, innovation and placemaking.

  2. 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.

  3. Supplement existing PBOT priorities and capital projects.

  4. Generate new and innovative ideas for PBOT to consider in the long term and to decrease policy and process barriers to idea implementation.

  5. Strengthen collaboration between PBOT and community partners by providing hands-on technical support during project implementation.

Program Priorities

  1. Events in the streets​ encouraging new events in diverse communities.

  2. Creative community infrastructure ​encouraging beautification + livability through permanent infrastructure, public art and short-term demonstration projects.

  3. Innovative community engagement​ encouraging diverse partnerships with existing PBOT programs.

  4. Expanding the urban trails network​ to improve connectivity and usage.

  5. 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:

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 


Thank you to everyone who have submitted their application for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program, the grant application is now closed. The grant application reviews are underway. Announcement of grantees will be announced at a later time.


Questions? Contact Tosin Abiodun by phone at 503-823-5080 or by email at