Compete NOW for Complete Streets Grant Funding
The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has opened the application & nomination process for local jurisdictions (cities, towns, & counties) to compete for multi-modal transportation improvement projects under the State's Complete Streets initiative. Once again in 2018, TIB has selected the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) as one of eight state agencies & non-profit organizations that are authorized to nominate interested jurisdictions to TIB to compete for Complete Streets project funding. For more information about the program, go to TIB's website here: http://www.tib.wa.gov/grants/grants.cfm#other.
What is Complete Streets? In essence it is an emerging planning ethic that works to place a variety of transportation modes (i.e. transit, bicylcle, pedestrians) on a level playing field with autombiles when agencies plan and design new projects. The Complete Streets ethic closely aligns with the goals of the WA Main Street program to enhance the safety and desirability of our historic downtowns and DAHP's efforts to avoid and minimize the impact of transportation facilities on cultural and historic resources.
For jurisdictions interested in applying to DAHP to nominate them to TIB to compete for Complete Streets grant funding, go to the Grants/Funding tab: https://dahp.wa.gov/grants on DAHP's homepage and scroll down to WA State Complete Streets program for information and a link to our application process. Please note that DAHP is requiring that your application to DAHP to be nominated must be received at DAHP by close of business on Wednesday November 14, 2018. After that date, DAHP and Main Street staff will be reviewing applications in order to select up to 11 jurisdictions to nominate to TIB.
For questions about DAHP's application/nomination process, send an email to: CompleteStreets@dahp.wa.gov.