Transportation grant funding
The City has received over $4 million in grant funding for transportation projects in 2019.
In November of 2018, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded the City $3,616,471 in funding for the Westminster Way N (N 155th Street to Aurora Avenue N) project. This is an important project that will support redevelopment of Aurora Square.
The City also received $467,700 in Federal Safe Routes to Schools funding. Safe Routes to Schools projects look to improve safety and mobility for children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. This project near Ridgecrest Elementary will add school speed zone flashers and curb bulb-outs on NE 165th Street at the beginning of the school zone in both directions.
By using grant funds, the City can leverage our local tax dollars. Grant funding provided approximately 89% of funding for the Aurora Corridor Project. Grant funds have helped renovate Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, construct the Interurban Trail, and purchase the South Woods property. Since 2004, the City has received over $135 million in federal, state, and local grant funding.
Grants Administrator Bethany Wolbrecht-Dunn
(206) 801-2231, firstname.lastname@example.org