Rural Town Centers and Corridors

Last Updated: 
Jul 13, 2018

PSRC's Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program provides funding for projects in smaller towns and cities in rural areas of the region.  This program was established by PSRC to recognize and support the needs of the region’s rural areas. 

The 2021 project selection process has concluded.  Projects awarded PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors funding and the contingency list can be found here. Background information on the 2021 process including, the schedule, submitted applications and additional resources may be found below.

2021 Call for Projects Materials and Resources

Resources and Guidance

Eligibility Q & A

Is my agency eligible to compete for these funds?

Public agencies – including cities & towns, counties, transit agencies, tribes, ports, etc. – are eligible to submit applications and be awarded grants.

However, in order to accept and manage the grant, the agency must have Certification Acceptance status.  More information on the list of approved agencies and the requirements to become Certified can be found on WSDOT’s website .

Is my project eligible for these funds?

Projects eligible for the Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program include any project eligible under the broader Surface Transportation Block Grant Program

The particular focus of the RTCC funds are to support rural town centers, so projects must be in or support a locally designated center.  Refer to the eligibility information provided in the Call for Projects for more information.

What planning requirements must my project meet?

There are three primary requirements related to planning consistency that projects must meet.

  • Projects must be in or consistent with the local comprehensive plan of the jurisdiction in which the project is located.
  • The transportation element of the local comprehensive plan much be certified by PSRC.
  • Projects must be in or consistent with the Regional Transportation Plan.  Certain types and size of projects must be listed explicitly on the Regional Capacity Projects list in order to be eligible.

Details on each of these requirements may be found in the Resource document provided in the Call for Projects.

What are the requirements related to my funding request?

Project sponsors may request up to the annual amount available under the RTCC program, or $2.735 million. 

Sponsors may request funding for any single phase.  Requests for more than one phase are limited to preliminary engineering plus the subsequent phase – e.g., PE + ROW, or PE + CN.  Requesting funds for both the right of way and construction phases is not allowed.

All project phases will have an obligation deadline of June 1st of the year awarded.

For the phase requesting PSRC funds, full funding of that phase must be reasonably demonstrated with the combination of PSRC and all other funds.  Guidance on secured, reasonably expected or unsecured funds may be found on PSRC’s website.

Additional details may be found in the Resource document provided in the Call for Projects.

Awards History

Awards History