Public Transportation - Rural Mobility and Paratransit/Special Needs Competitive Grants (Consolidated)

WSDOT's Public Transportation Division provides Rural Mobility Grants to support public transportation in rural and small urban areas and Paratransit/Special Needs Grants to sustain and expand services to persons with disabilities, seniors, children and people in rural areas. The table below lists organizations that receive these state-funded grants, selected through a competitive process. An advisory committee established scoring and ranking criteria for the competitive process, which included priorities from regional planning councils and WSDOT.

In response to COVID-19, WSDOT provided additional funding to organizations with unmet needs to prevent reductions or cuts to essential public transportation services. 

More descriptive information about each of the Rural Mobility and Paratransit/Special Needs competitive grants is included on the table for Consolidated Grants

2019-2021 Rural Mobility and Paratransit/Special Needs Competitive Grants

Organization County or Counties Award*
Arc of Tri Cities Benton, Franklin $146,887
Around the Sound Pierce $994,660
Central Transit Kittitas $422,432
Clallam Transit Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap  $2,378,025
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor, Pacific $529,896
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia, Walla Walla $669,190
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia, Walla Walla $93,215
Community Action of Skagit County Skagit $49,870
Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation Asotin, Garfield, Whitman $555,440
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cowlitz, Lewis $447,619
ECHHO - Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization Jefferson $27,500
Entiat Valley Community Services Chelan, Douglas $12,000
Entrust Community Services Yakima $97,882
Garfield County Public Transportation Garfield, Asotin $379,499
Grant Transit Authority Grant $219,375
Homage Senior Services Snohomish $1,120,170
HopeSource Kittitas $1,228,949
Human Services Council Clark $786,316
Island Transit Island, Skagit, Snohomish $1,673,140
Jamestown S'Klallam Clallam, Jefferson $161,028
Klickitat County Senior Services Klickitat $1,240,837
Lewis Mt. Hwy Transit Lewis $651,350
Lower Columbia Community Action Program Clark, Cowlitz $730,385
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Clallam $34,970
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation Whatcom $706,860
Makah Tribal Council Clallam $347,093
Mount Si Senior Center King $1,029,000
Northshore Senior Center King, Snohomish $122,029
Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Okanogan, Douglas $1,808,218
Olympic Community Action Program Clallam, Jefferson $128,475
Pacific Transit Pacific, Grays Harbor, Clatsop County, OR $1,123,830
People for People Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Yakima $2,539,841
Puget Sound Educational Services District Pierce, King $700,000
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens, Pend Oreille, Ferry $3,239,841
Sammish Indian Nation Skagit, Island $15,193
San Juan County San Juan $332,066
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Skagit, Snohomish $482,564
Skamania County Senior Services Clark, Hood River, Klickitat, Multnomah, Skamania $606,658
Sound Generations King $769,658
Special Mobility Services Adams, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane $1,183,150
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane, Stevens $865,086
Squaxin Island Tribe Mason, Grays Harbor, Thurston $199,500
Stanwood Community and Senior Center Snohomish, Island, Skagit $50,000
Thurston Regional Planning Council Grays Harbor, Lewis, Thurston $1,268,400
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Pacific $595,800
White Pass Community Services Coalition Lewis $688,675
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments Yakima $50,000

*Award amounts in the table are as of September 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Evan Olsen, evan.olsen@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-6929 or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.