Public Transportation - Green Transportation Capital Grant Program

The Washington State Legislature provided $12 million for a new Green Transportation Capital Grant Program (RCW 47.66.120). The grants are provided to transit agencies to fund capital projects to reduce the carbon intensity of the Washington transportation system. Examples include electrification of vehicle fleets, capital facilities to facilitate fleet electrification and/or hydrogen refueling and upgrades to electrical transmission and distribution systems.  

Following the passage of I-976, Gov. Inslee directed WSDOT to postpone projects not yet underway. This provides the Governor and the Legislature flexibility to determine how to adjust the funding gap in the 2019-21 transportation budget during the upcoming session. Learn more about the delay and related projects (pdf 256 kb).

Project schedule

Date Milestone
October 17, 2019 Notice of funding opportunity
October 24, 2019 Informational webinar for prospective applicants (questions and answers)
November 22, 2019 Applications due
January 13, 2020 Projects recommended to the Legislature
March 2020 Anticipated notice of award issued (subject to budget bill)
June 30, 2021 Anticipated project completion

For more information, contact Stacy Wyman, wymanst@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-7248.