Apply for and manage your grant

This is where you will find information on applying for and managing your public transportation grant. A grants-at-a-glance calendar shows the name of the grant, notice of funding date, application due date, award date and application method.

Apply for a public transportation grant

Below you will find information for prospective applicants for state and federal grants administered by WSDOT's Public Transportation Division. Grants are funded on a biennial (two-year) basis, though some grant programs may fund projects on a four-year cycle. The following types of organizations qualify for at least some of WSDOT's public transportation grants: cities, counties, non-profit agencies, private operators, senior centers, special districts (such as schools and ports), state agencies, transit agencies and tribes. 

Grant-funded projects include:

  • Services, such as transit; paratransit; transportation for the elderly, people with disabilities and rural communities; commute trip reduction and transit pass programs
  • Equipment, such as new buses and vanpool vehicles
  • Infrastructure, such as transit centers, park and ride lots, transit signal priority systems and transit lanes

Grant opportunities

We currently do not have any grant opportunities open for application. Notice of funding opportunities will be posted on the grant pages listed in the table below and on our news section when they become available. Applications will only be available between the notice of funding date and the application due date. The application submittal method varies by grant and could be completed using a form or the Grants Management System, depending on the type of grant. More information is available by contacting the help desk at 360-705-7711 or your community liaison.

Grants-at-a-glance

The Grants-at-a-glance calendar (pdf 91 kb) provides an overview of key dates and application methods for the grants currently administered by our Public Transportation Division. We will update this list when grant programs are updated, added or completed.

More information on applying for a grant

For more information, contact your community liaison or Evan Olsen at evan.olsen@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-6929.

Manage your public transportation grant

We provide the following guides and resources to help your grant administrator manage your grants and maintain good standing with the Federal Transit Administration and WSDOT.

Grant management guides

Additional resources

Training videos - Grants management training videos 2019 (YouTube)

Procurement resources - Procurement forms and examples below are available on request from PTDprocurement@wsdot.wa.gov or your community liaison.

  • Pre-award audit checklist
  • Factory visit inspection checklist
  • Factory trip expense worksheet
  • Acceptance letter sample
  • Buy America audit report sample
  • Post-delivery Buy America and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards certification
  • Post-delivery purchaser requirements certification
  • Road test form
  • Visual inspection form
  • Department of Enterprise Services purchase authorization request
  • Department of Enterprise Services purchase request form
  • Department of Enterprise Services purchase request instructions
  • Policy, plan and performance measurement templates and examples

Policy templates - Templates and examples below are available on request from your community liaison or the WSDOT project manager listed on your agreement:

Administrative

  • ADA policy
  • Comment card
  • Comment/complaint policy
  • Drug and alcohol testing program policy
  • Equal employment opportunity policy
  • Ethics policy
  • Harassment prevention policy
  • Title VI policy/plan
  • Unfair competition policy
  • Volunteer driver policy

Financial

  • Disadvantaged business enterprise policy/plan
  • Cost allocation plan
  • In-kind valuation plan

Capital

  • Asset management plan
  • Vehicle maintenance plan

Regional Mobility Grant performance measurement

  • Performance measurement plan: template
  • Performance measurement reporting cover letter: example
  • Performance measurement plan: basic example
  • Performance measurement plan: moderate example
  • Performance measurement plan: complex example

Other forms, documents and guidance – We have additional resources to manage your grant, such as information on specific grant agreements, customized reporting and invoices, and documents for grantees on an as-needed basis. For assistance, contact your community liaison or the WSDOT project manager listed on your agreement.

Asset Management

We provide resources and sample forms to public transportation agencies to aid in the development of their transit asset management plans.

A template for transit asset condition reporting, lifecycle analysis or inspection checklists and worksheets is available from Hiep Tran at hiep.tran@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-7806.

Application for Local Planning and Community Accessability (ALPACA)

  • ALPACA tool provides information for local jurisdictions to help them identify populations with special transportation needs for engagement and planning. It also helps local jurisdictions comply with Federal Transit Administration guidance regarding Title VI non-discrimination (pdf 1.18 mb).

Drug and alcohol compliance rules

These U.S. Department of Transportation rules apply to consolidated grants with federal funding and may be used as best practice for other transportation providers.

More information on managing your grant

For more information, contact your community liaison or Nhan Nguyen at nhan.nguyen@wsdot.wa.gov  or 360-705-6996.