Call for Projects

With guidance from the WCOG Transportation Policy Board (WTPB) and Transportation Technical Advisory Group (TTAG), WCOG staff facilitates a competitive selection process to award annually allocated program funds for Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) programs, as well as the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) that was recently established from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also referred to as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  The process is conducted biennially as a “call for projects” to help finance qualifying projects that advance regional goals outlined in the regional transportation plan, currently Way to Go, Whatcomand policies in accordance with WCOG regional planning.  Qualifying projects are scored and prioritized by TTAG members through a qualitative and quantitative application process.  Final project prioritization and federal funding awards are determined by the Whatcom Transportation Policy Board.

Call for projects schedule

Funds available by specific area geography and any-area for 2027 – 2029 programs


Application Form (also available under Documents)

Download STBG-TA 2023 Form

Resources to help determine project eligibility

Surface Transportation Block Grant

The Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program is the region’s most flexible federal funding source that can apply to broad range of transportation investments.

FHWA (BIL) Fact Sheet – eligible activities

Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives (TA), also known as a “set-aside” of the STBG program, focuses on non-motorized projects, safe routes to school (SRTS)  programs, enhancements and other smaller scale investments.

FHWA (MAP-21) Fact Sheet – eligible activities

FHWA (BIL) Fact Sheet – eligible actives continued

Carbon Reduction Program*

The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) focuses on activities that have been identified to reduce or mitigate transportation-related emissions.

FHWA (BIL) Fact Sheet – eligible activities

*WCOG Policy Board has awarded CRP funding for 2022 – 2026.  No further CRP funding is available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

WSDOT Functional Classification Map