Transportation Improvement Program

2022-2025 TIP Call for Projects

The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) invites public agencies in the Clark County region to submit applications for estimated 2022-2025 federal urban Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG-UL), rural Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG-R), and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

The STBG and CMAQ funds are allocated to the Clark County MPO area and programmed by the RTC Board of Directors. The STBG funds can be used for a wide range of transportation purposes. The CMAQ funds can 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 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA), was enacted in December 27, 2020. The Act apportioned additional funds for activities eligible under the Surface Transportation Block Grant program. Funds will need to be obligated no later than September 30, 2024. Coronavirus STBG funds will be made available as part of the 2021 Call for Projects, with funds available in year 2022.

These federal funds require a minimum 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 16, 2021.

Project application, accident analysis worksheet, selection criteria, Schedule, Programming Guidebook, and other materials for preparation of grant requests are available in the sidebar.

The following table provides an estimate of available funds:

Year STBG-Urban STBG-Rural CMAQ Totals
2022 $2,585,162 $0 $0 $2,585,162
2023 $0 $0 $0 $0
2024 $500,000 $0 $200,000 $700,000
2025 $5,800,000 $0 $2,200,000 $8,000,000
Totals $8,885,162 $0 $2,400,000 $11,285,162