Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

RTC’s 2019 Call For Projects

RTC has issued a calendar year 2019 call for projects for jurisdictions and agencies within Clark County, Washington. A total of $7.4 million is to be awarded between the federal Urban Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) programs. These funds require a minimum of 13.5% local match. In order to receive federal funds, the applicant must have either a “Certification Acceptance” (CA) status or have a CA agency agree to manage their project. Also, projects are required to meet regional screening criteria. Project applications are due to RTC on Friday, July 17, 2015.

The Urban STP and CMAQ funds are allocated to RTC, the region’s metropolitan planning organization, by the Federal Highway Administration in order to fund a variety of multimodal and roadway projects on federal-aid highway system. The STP funds can be used for a wide range of transportation purposes within the urban area (basically the Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, and Battle Ground urban areas). The CMAQ funds must be used for transportation projects that will contribute to meeting the attainment of national air quality standards within the Clark County Vancouver Air Quality Maintenance Area (basically the Vancouver, Camas, and Washougal urban areas).

The types of projects funded over the last several years includes: road improvement or widening, intersection improvements, road realignment, freeway operational and incident management, traffic signal coordination and operational improvements, traveler information, sidewalks, bike lanes, hybrid buses, and transit center. More detailed information and project application materials are available from RTC here –

Estimated Funding

Available funding for this call for projects is approximately $7.4 million. For the CY 2019 project selection process, RTC estimates the following funding levels:

  • Urban Surface Transportation Program (STP-UL) – $4.5 million
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) – $2.9 million

Project Selection Process

All project applications will be reviewed by RTC staff to ensure that they are complete and eligible to receive STP or CMAQ funding. RTC staff will evaluate projects by means of approved selection criteria, and a prioritized list of projects will be taken to the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee. RTAC will then recommend a list of projects to be selected and programmed for funding based on the project evaluation step. The RTC Board will make the final decision on projects to be funded.

Key Dates

Friday, May 8, 2015 Call for Projects
Friday, July 17, 2015 Project Applications Due to RTC
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 RTC Board Project Selection

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