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) 

Notice of Funding Availability

Transit agencies are now invited to apply for Green Capital Transportation Grants. The grant program funds cost-effective capital projects to reduce the carbon intensity of the Washington transportation system. Details are available in the notice of funding opportunity. Applications are due by Friday, November 22. 

Contact Stacy Wyman, wymanst@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-7248 or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.