ODOT Funding Opportunities


Active Grant Solicitations

Please watch the Safe Routes to School Grant Solicitation Webinar. 

Correction to the webinar: low-income metric will be using Title1A data and not Free & Reduced Lunch data. Current Free & Reduced Lunch Percentages still include Free & Reduced Lunch for All percentages and do not accurately reflect income levels. ODOT staff have updated the Applicant Resource Tool with this low-income information.

If you applied for part 1 of the Competitive Construction Grant, click here to apply for part 2 starting on May 6-July 31.

Ongoing solicitations
  • The Innovative Mobility Program (IMP) is a new initiative from ODOT that aims to improve access to public transportation, reduce the number of trips Oregonians make by car, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The IMP has a special focus on equity and helping historically excluded groups to get to where they need to go more quickly, cheaply, and safely. Learn more and apply today.
  • Rapid Response Grants are for communities where a crash occurred in the last 24 months in which a pedestrian or bicyclist was injured, seriously injured, or killed (and the proposed project must specifically address the incident effectively and cost-effectively) or for communities where an urgent opportunity arises (meaning that something substantial and unexpected has changed and must be addressed before the next Competitive Grant cycle). Learn more and apply.
Inactive Solicitations

The Construction Technical Assistance and Education Grants are closed. Applicants will be notified by the Spring/Summer of 2024 if they have been awarded a grant.

Other Funding Opportunities

Metro Travel Options Grants

Regional Travel Options grants create safe, vibrant, and livable communities by supporting programs that increase walking, biking, ride sharing, telecommuting and public transit use. In 2019, Metro added a Safe Routes to School specific grant opportunity that provided $900,000 over 3 years to Safe Routes to School programs across the Portland Metro area. Learn more about the RTO grant program here.

In addition, Metro provides Regional Travel Options sponsorships – of which Safe Routes to School program support is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about RTO sponsorships here.

The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation provides grants for community building programs, especially in rural areas. You can learn more about their different grants, timelines, and application requirements here.


Kaiser-Permanente provides grants to to help build healthy, safe communities. Read more about their eligibility requirements and grant opportunties here.

OEA Choice Trust Mini-Grants

The purpose of the Mini Grant Award is to support established School Employee Wellness programs with funding up to $5,000. Mini Grant funds are to be used to promote school employee health, well-being and resilience using the OEA Choice Trust Framework of Proven Strategies and Best Practices as a guide. Mini Grant Awards are meant to boost the current efforts of your program or help you develop and implement new parts of your program. Please click here.

People for Bikes

The People for Bikes Grant Program provides funding for bicycle infrastructure and targetted community bike advocacy. You can learn more about their grant program, timelines, and eligibility requirements here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation can provide grant funds to help expand and develop your SRTS programming. Learn more about their eligibility requirements here.

The State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (SPAN)

The CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2023 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP23-2312:  The State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program.  Funding will support activities at the state and local governmental levels to implement evidence-based strategies and leverage resources from stakeholders and sectors (e.g., agriculture, transportation, education, business, commerce, and housing) in their populations of focus related to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. This NOFO will fund recipients to work with state and local partners to improve nutrition and access to safe physical activity, including breastfeeding, early care and education, and family healthy weight programs.  No more than one applicant from a state will receive funding. Find more information here.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2023 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP23-2314: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year program is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives by:  

Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address to promote activities to decrease tobacco use, poor nutrition practices, and physical inactivity. Supporting implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies of tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Supporting activities to enhance capacity to educate and promote the importance of immunization among racial and ethnic minority populations. Linking community and clinical efforts to increase individual’s access to health care and preventive care programs within their community.

Funding will support recipients that:

Have a history of successfully working with an established community coalition to address issues relating to health or other disparities. Select strategies that address the health disparities in the community based on results from a community health needs assessment process. Have organizational capacity to effectively, efficiently, and immediately implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based strategies.

Learn more here.