2020 - 2022 Federal Funding Call for Projects


TRPC's Federal Transportation Grant Programs Call for Projects is Open

This spring, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is conducting a call for projects to award a total of $8.4 million in federal funds to eligible transportation projects and programs throughout Thurston County. Selected projects must be able to obligate during federal fiscal years (FFY) 2020-2022. This call for projects will award funding from three Federal Highways Administration grant programs:
  • Surface Transportation Program (STP): $6,709,000 for FFY 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): $958,000 for FFY 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) $709,000 for FFY 2021 and 2022
All three programs require a minimum 13.5% non-federal match. 

Proposals are due April 27, 2018 - see Process Schedule for details.

Eligible Applicants

TRPC encourages all eligible applicants to submit project proposals. The following categories of applicants are defined for this Call for Projects process:

Traditional Transportation Partners


Any local agency that provides general purpose, surface transportation facilities, programs, and services as a part of its core mission. For this process, Traditional Transportation Partners include only Bucoda, Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater, Yelm, Thurston County, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and Intercity Transit.

Non-Traditional Transportation Partners

Non-traditional partners are encouraged to apply for the TAP and CMAQ grant programs. They include any agency or organization other than those identified above that provides surface transportation facilities, programs, or services that directly support the goals and policies of the adopted Regional Transportation Plan. Examples of such partners include the Port of Olympia, school districts, state and federal natural resource agencies, fire districts, and non-profit organizations. Non-traditional partners should inquire about Certification Acceptance (CA) agency requirements for all project proposals. More information about CA requirements can be found in the Application Instructions and Process Guidance available for download in the Application Materials section below.

Funding Programs

Learn more about the funding programs and eligible project types. Read on...

Application Materials

There is a separate application for each grant program. Read on...

Process Schedule

The STP, TAP, and CMAQ project application and selection processes are on the same schedule. 
Read on...

Staff Contact Information

General questions about the process may be directed to Paul Brewster by phone at 360-741-2526 or by email at brewstp@trpc.org.

Background Information

TRPC is an important partner in the transportation planning process. As a council of governments comprised of elected officials from cities, the county, tribes, Intercity Transit, school districts, colleges, and a variety of local government special purpose districts, TRPC offers broad representation to decision making on regional transportation priorities.

In its role as a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization and a state designated Regional Transportation Planning Organization, TRPC endeavors to make its Regional Transportation Plan as inclusive and forward thinking as possible. To assist the region in fulfilling its long-range transportation planning goals in both the urban and rural areas of Thurston County, TRPC has authority to program discretionary federal funds to transportation projects, programs and services that serve local communities.

This call for projects is part of TRPC’s continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive approach to regional transportation planning.