Most types of transportation projects other than a general purpose capacity projects are eligible for consideration.
STBG eligible projects and activities include:
More information on STBG eligible projects and activities under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act can be found here: www.fhwa.dot.gov/specialfunding/stp/160307.cfm
In general, most projects must be located on federal-aid routes. Projects located on rural minor collectors and local roads are ineligible (view WSDOT’s Federal Functional Classification Map App to view federal-aid routes:
TRPC will consider all eligible TA project types equally in this call for projects process. However, the Council historically has funded bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs.
TA eligible projects and activities include:
More information on TA eligible entities under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act can be found here:
Applicants may submit one priority proposal for TA funding. Applicants may also submit one contingency proposal. Tranditional partners are encouraged to apply with non-traditional partners.
There is no funding cap on how much a single project proposal may request. However, TRPC strongly intends to fund more than one TA project. Any applicant requesting most or all the available funds should demonstrate why the proposal is so exceptional that it merits substantial funding in light of this policy intent – these proposals are likely to be held to a higher standard than those requesting lesser amounts.
Projects must contribute to a reduction in per capita vehicle miles traveled or to overall system operating efficiency that reduces vehicle stops and starts that generate tire and brake wear.
CMAQ eligible projects must be located in the Thurston County Air Quality Maintenance Area (roughly the city limits of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater). Refer to the map in the Application Instructions and Process Guidance for the eligible project limits. Eligible projects and activities include:
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.
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.
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
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.