2018 - 2020 Federal Funding Call for Projects


Federal Funding Available

TRPC is issuing a call for projects in fall 2017 to identify and program transportation projects that can readily obligate prior to August 1 for each Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). TRPC will award: 
  • $500,000 Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds to proposals for FFY 2018 
  • $1.2 million Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ): $863,000 for FFY 2018 and $365,000 for FFY 2020

STP Funding Distribution

TRPC will distribute $500,000 in STP funds to urban and rural proposals. WSDOT specifies the region must program 75 percent to urban, 8 percent to rural, with 17 percent to either rural or urban. Based on those proportions, we propose the funding be awarded to proposals as follows:

Urban, 75%


Rural, 8%


Flexible (urban or rural), 17%




Applications and Process Guidance

Application Instructions and Process Guidance (PDF)

Surface Transportation Program (STP) Application 
Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Application

Process Schedule


The STP and CMAQ project application and selection processes follow the same schedule. The following dates and deadlines apply to all three programs.
Date   Activity
October 6   TRPC Approves Call for Projects Process
October 11   TPB Briefed on Process
October 10–27   Application Period
November 3   TRPC Status Briefing
November 9   TAC Review
November 13–27   Public Comment Period
December 1   TRPC Status Briefing
December 1   TPB Receives Proposals
December 13   TPB Proposal Review and Recommendation
January 5   TRPC Reviews and Awards Projects

Background Information

TRPC is an important partner in the transportation planning process. As a council of governments comprised of 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.