Apply for a Public Transportation Grant

Below you'll 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 (e.g. transit; paratransit; transportation for the elderly, people with disabilities and rural communities, commute trip reduction, transit pass programs)
  • Equipment (e.g. new buses, vanpool vans)
  • Infrastructure (e.g. transit centers, park and ride lots, transit signal priority systems, transit lanes)

Consolidated Grant - Notice of Funding Opportunity

Applications for 2021-2023 are now available in the Grants Management System and are due by 5:00 p.m., Oct. 30, 2020. Information about the program purpose, eligibility, training, and application process is available at Consolidated Grant Opportunity.

For more information contact Susan Garber-Yonts, Grants Analyst, at or 206-922-3259, or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.

Green Transportation Capital Grant Program – Notice of Funding Opportunity

The application and instructions (docx 92kb) are now available for the 2021-2023 Green Transportation Capital Grant Program. Any Washington state transit authority is eligible to apply. Applications are due 5:00 p.m., Sept. 30, 2020. More information is available at Green Transportation Capital Grant Opportunity.

For more information, contact Evan Olsen, or 360-705-6929, or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.