Funding Programs

  1. Funding Programs:
  2. STP
  3. TAP
  4. CMAQ

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

NOTE: Thurston Regional Planning Council reserves the right to award funding from alternate eligible funding sources to those requested, i.e. STP in lieu  of TAP or CMAQ in lieu of TAP.  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

Eligible Applicants



TRPC encourages all eligible applicants to submit project proposals. The following categories of applicants are defined for this Call for Projects process:

Traditional Transportation 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.

Non-Traditional Transportation 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 adopted Regional Transportation Plan. Examples of these partners include the Port of Olympia, school districts, state and federal natural resource agencies, fire districts, and non-profit organizations. TRPC has established 5% and 10% allocations for Non-Traditional Partner applicants for the STP and TAP programs respectively.  Non-traditional partners should inquire about Certification Acceptance (CA) agency requirements for all project proposals. More information about CA requirements can be found in the Application Instructions and Process Guidance available for download in the Application Materials section below.
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.