2017 - 2019 Federal Funding Call for Projects


Grant Proposals Closed for Public Comment

Summary of Public Comments Received (PDF)
This fall, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is conducting a call for projects to award a total of $8.8 million in federal funds to eligible transportation projects and programs throughout Thurston County. Selected projects are required to obligate during federal fiscal years 2017-2019. The call for projects offers funding from three grant programs administered by TRPC:

A total of 28 project proposals were submitted. TRPC is in the process of reviewing the proposals. See the process schedule below for more details.

Process Schedule


The STP, TAP and CMAQ project application and selection processes follow the same schedule. The following dates and deadlines apply to all three programs. All dates are for 2016.  
Date   Activity
September 19   Official Call for Projects Opens
September 19 - October 17   Staff Support for Applicants
October 17   Project Proposal Applications due by 5:00 p.m. PST
October 20   Technical Advisory Committee Review of Proposals
October 24 - November 4   Public Review & Comment on Proposals
November 4   TRPC Preliminary Review of Proposals
November 9   Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Project Review and Recommendations to TRPC
December 2   TRPC Project Review and Action on Project Selection

Funding Programs

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

Process Guidelines

Learn about the funding programs, project eligibility, application instructions, and requirements.
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Process Updates

This 2017-2019 Federal Funding Call for Projects website will be periodically updated throughout the process according to the schedule shown above. Please bookmark and revisit this page periodically to obtain current information.

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 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.