Federal Funding Call for Projects

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 aims 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 grant program funds to transportation projects, programs and services that serve local communities. Referred to as a Call for Projects, this process is part of TRPC’s continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive approach to regional transportation planning.

Eligible Applicants

TRPC encourages all eligible applicants to submit project proposals. The following categories of applicants are eligible to apply to TRPC's Call for Projects:

Traditional Transportation Partners are any local agencies 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 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, and non-profit organizations. Non-Traditional Transportation Partners lacking WSDOT Local Programs Certification Acceptance (CA) status must work with a Traditional Partner as a project sponsor. 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

Lean more about the grant programs and eligible types of projects. Read on...

Application Materials

The grant application forms and TRPC's Process Guidance and Application Instructions booklet are available for download to assist prospective applicants. All proposals must use the required grant program application. Read on...

Process Schedule

Learn the key dates for the 2022 Call for Projects. 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.

Obligation Authority

Obligation targets refer to state-mandated annual targets for federal funding obligation that TRPC must attain. Targets reflect federal fiscal year constraints (October 1 through September 30). TRPC award letters will specify each project’s required obligation date. Read the TRPC Obligation Authority Policy and Procedures...