Oregon Issues Small City Infrastructure Funds

Dec. 5, 2022
The funds have been increased this year to help with over 27 small cities in Oregon

Small cities across Oregon are getting a boost in infrastructure funding to the tune of $6.1 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) thanks to the Small City Allotment (SCA) program.

ODOT is increasing the funding available for this round of funding due to project cancellations because of high construction costs.

The small city projects can range from sidewalk construction, road pacing, and intersection improvements.

For cities to qualify, they must have a population of 5,000 people or less.

“Also, due to inflation, we increased the maximum award amount from $100,000 to $250,000,” said Oregon DOT’s SCA Program Manager Deanna Edgar in a statement. “That resulted in fewer awards, but these awards can really make a difference in today’s environment.”

The HB 2017 funding package passed by the Oregon legislature five years ago created the SCA program to help communities fix local roads that are inadequate for the capacity they serve or in a condition detrimental to safety.

To include as many cities as possible, the program does not require matching funds, ODOT said.


Source: ODOT

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