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 Bucoda
Sidewalk Replacement on Main Street between 6th and 7th Streets
$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: