Most types of transportation projects other than a general purpose capacity projects are eligible for consideration.
STP eligible projects and activities include:
More information on STP eligible projects and activities under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act can be found here:
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 project types equally in this TAP grant process. However, applicants should be aware that historically this region has favored bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs.
TAP eligible projects and activities include:
More information on TAP eligible entities under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act can be found here:
Project applicants may submit a maximum of three applications for TAP funding. However, applicants must identify the priority order if submitting more than one application.
There is no funding cap or limitation on how much a single grant proposal may request.
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:
View the Application Instructions and Process Guidance for more detailed information about eligible projects and activities.
|September 19||Official Call for Projects Opens|
|September 19 - October 14||Staff Support for Applicants|
|October 14||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|
Note: The minimum font size accepted for applications is 10 pt. Applicants may submit up to a maximum of four additional pages per project application to include items such as maps, images, or letters of support.
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.