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.

Awards

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).

Organization

County/Counties

Award

The Arc of Tri-Cities

Benton, Franklin

$222,633

Coastal CAP (Coastal Community Action Program)

Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Thurston

$317,303

Clallam Transit System (Clallam County Public Transportation Benefit Area)

Clallam

$276,586

ECHHO (Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization)

Jefferson

$30,250

Entrust Community Services

Yakima

$427,882

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

Island, King, Snohomish

$2,027,948

HopeSource

Kittitas

$535,029

Human Services Council

Clark

$680,282

IslandRides (San Juan Islands Shuttle Systems)

Island

$904,875

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

Whatcom

$589,050

Mt. Adams Transportation Service (Klickitat County Senior Services)

Klickitat

$513,489

People for People

Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Yakima

$443,009

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Skagit, Snohomish

$447,791

Skagit Transit (Skagit Transit System)

Skagit

$20,000

Skamania County Senior Services (Skamania County)

Clark, Klickitat, Skamania

$631,553

SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners)

Spokane

$253,324

Special Mobility Services

Adams, Lincoln, Spokane

$943,336

Spokane Tribe (Spokane Tribe of Indians)

Spokane, Stevens

$798,500

Stanwood Community and Senior Center

Island, Snohomish

$630,000

Thurston Regional Planning Council

Thurston

$64,000

Wahkiakum Health & Human Services/ Wahkiakum on the Move

Cowlitz, Pacific, Wahkiakum

$842,939

WTA (Whatcom Transportation Authority)

Whatcom

$45,000

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

Zero emission electric vehicle registrations in Washington

increased 192% between 2017 and 2021.

45 projects to improve freight rail structures and freight movement

were underway as of December 31, 2021.

Washington state leveraged $100,000 to secure $27 million

in funding for airport investments in Fiscal Year 2022.