Paratransit/Special Needs and Rural Mobility competitive

Paratransit/Special Needs grants sustain and expand services to people with disabilities. Rural Mobility grants support public transportation in rural and small urban areas.

Paratransit/Special Needs and Rural Mobility competitive grants cannot be applied for independently. WSDOT awards these grants as part of the Consolidated Grant program.

Paratransit/Special Needs

Paratransit/special Needs competitive grants assist nonprofits to sustain and expand transportation services to people with disabilities, including seniors and children.

Rural Mobility

Rural mobility competitive grants assist tribes, nonprofits and transit agencies to sustain and expand public transportation services to rural areas of the state. Funds can also be used to purchase vehicles and equipment to support these public transportation services.


The table below lists 22 organizations awarded nearly $12 million in state-funded grants through the 2021-2023 Consolidated Grant competitive process. An advisory committee established scoring and ranking criteria, which included priorities from regional planning councils and WSDOT, for the competitive process.

More descriptive information about each of the Paratransit/Special Needs and Rural Mobility competitive grants is included in the 2021-2023 Consolidated grants table (PDF 217KB).




The Arc of Tri-Cities

Benton, Franklin


Coastal CAP (Coastal Community Action Program)

Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Thurston


Clallam Transit System (Clallam County Public Transportation Benefit Area)



ECHHO (Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization)



Entrust Community Services



Homage Senior Services (Senior Services of Snohomish County/Homage)

Island, King, Snohomish





Human Services Council



IslandRides (San Juan Islands Shuttle Systems)



Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation (Lummi Indian Business Council)



Mt. Adams Transportation Service (Klickitat County Senior Services)



People for People

Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Yakima


Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Skagit, Snohomish


Skagit Transit (Skagit Transit System)



Skamania County Senior Services (Skamania County)

Clark, Klickitat, Skamania


SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners)



Special Mobility Services

Adams, Lincoln, Spokane


Spokane Tribe (Spokane Tribe of Indians)

Spokane, Stevens


Stanwood Community and Senior Center

Island, Snohomish


Thurston Regional Planning Council



Wahkiakum Health & Human Services/ Wahkiakum on the Move

Cowlitz, Pacific, Wahkiakum


WTA (Whatcom Transportation Authority)



Sign up for grant updates

To stay informed about WSDOT public transportation grants, you can register for updates by selecting “Public Transportation Grants” under “Funding” in the GovDelivery menu

For more information, contact your local WSDOT Public Transportation community liaison.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.