Rural Community Support Program


TRPC Awards $550,000

On December 4, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) approved $550,000 Rural Community Support Program grant awards to four transportation proposals in South Thurston County Communities and Tribes. Projects will be constructed in 2022-2025. Below is a summary of the grant awards. 

Town of BucodaSidewalk Replacement on Main Street between 6th and 7th Streets
City of RainierSR 507 and Myers Street SE Crosswalk
City of TeninoNorth Hodgden Street Improvements
Nisqually Indian TribeElders Services Facility

View the proposals.

RCSP Basics

$550,000 in grant funding is available to program to projects in South Thurston County Communities for calendar years 2022 through 2025.

  • October 30: Applications Due
  • November 5: Technical Advisory Committee Feasibility Review
  • November 9-20: Public Comments Accepted 
  • November 18: Transportation Policy Board Review and Funding Recommendation
  • December 4: TRPC Project Selection


Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) reserved a portion of Surface Transportation Block Grant funds from the 2020 Regional Federal Transportation Grant Program Call for Projects to conduct a second Call for Projects that is limited to the Town of Bucoda, the cities of Rainier and Tenino, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. 

TRPC is leading the Rural Community Support Program (RCSP) Call for Projects Process and Thurston County Public Works will disburse half the grant awards to eligible projects in 2022 and the remainder in 2023.

Eligible projects and programs must be consistent with federal Surface Transportation Block Grant and Transportation Alternatives grant program eligibility requirements, but without federal restrictions. Applicant matching funds are not required. TRPC is seeking proposals that satisfy the Council’s Regional Funding Priorities: 

  1. Safety
  2. System Preservation and Maintenance
  3. Multimodal Efficiency
  4. Active Transportation

Contact Us

  1. Paul Brewster
    Senior Planner

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2411 Chandler Court SW
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575