Funding Programs

  1. Funding Programs:
  2. STBG
  3. TA
  4. CMAQ

Click on each funding program tab for eligible project types and activities.

Eligible Applicants

Applicant eligibility varies with each grant program. Review the three funding programs shown above for more details. TRPC recognizes two groups of transportation partners for the call for projects process: 1) Traditional Partners; and 2) Non-Traditional Partners.

Traditional 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. Traditional partners are encouraged to apply with non-traditional partners when feasible.

Non-Traditional Partners

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 Regional Transportation Plan. Examples of these partners include TRPC, the Port of Olympia, school districts, state and federal natural resource agencies, fire districts, and non-profit organizations.

NOTE: Thurston Regional Planning Council reserves the right to award funding from alternate eligible funding sources to those requested, i.e. STBG in lieu of TA or CMAQ in lieu of TA. Doing so may enable TRPC to maximize its funding programs, program additional projects, and meet yearly obligation targets.

All three programs require a minimum 13.5% non-federal match.1

Federal funding can only comprise 86.5% of the total project cost. For example, if the total project cost is $100,000 the applicant must provide a non-federal match no less than $13,500.