TIB Announces 2020 Call for Projects

May 29, 2020

The board has announced a $70M call for projects

The Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) is pleased to announce its 2019 Call for Projects. Grant applications are available on our grants page. Completed applications must be postmarked by Friday, August 14, 2020, and grant awards will be announced after the November 20, 2020 board meeting.

Due to current economic conditions, the call size has been significantly reduced this year. After I-976 the legislature reduced TIB's revenue by $4.8M. TIB is also experiencing revenue losses due to less people driving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to allow for more flexibility within a reduced call size, the Urban Arterial Program and Arterial Preservation Program allocations have been into one amount. Final program sizes will be determined by the mix and quality of applications submitted. The same has been done for the Small City Arterial Program and the Small City Preservation Program.

The proposed call size recommends suspending the sidewalk programs for 2020. When reducing program sizes and then dividing those smaller program sizes into statutorily required regional allocations, some regions would not have enough money for even one sidewalk project. The arterial programs also contribute to the building and maintaining of sidewalks.

Further adjustments may be made before the final staff recommendation to the Board in November. This will be based on current grant expenditures, updated revenue forecasts, and a better picture of revenue during the "stay home" orders.

Funding levels for each program are:

Program Amount
Urban Arterial Program/Arterial Preservation Program $60 Million
Urban Sidewalk Program SUSPENDED
Small City Arterial Program/Small City Preservation Program $10 Million
Small City Sidewalk Program SUSPENDED
Total $70 Million

Interested agencies are encouraged to attend a TIB funding workshop being held as a webinar on June 8, 2020. Workshops provide information about the various funding programs, the scoring criteria for each program and the application process. If you're not able to attend an in-person workshop, contact your TIB engineer for any questions you have.

For more information on current and past funding programs, go to the Project Selection section of the TIB Dashboard.

For more information regarding the call for projects, contact your TIB Engineer or call (360) 586-1140.

About TIB

The Transportation Improvement Board funds high priority transportation projects in communities throughout the state to enhance the movement of people, goods and services.