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TO: All YVCOG MPO and RTPO Member Jurisdictions; Roger Arms, WSDOT SCR
FROM: J. Page Scott, Executive Director
DATE:December 19, 2011
SUBJECT: FFY 2010-11 Third STP Regional Call for Projects

The Yakima Valley MPO/RTPO has issued a third federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2010 and 2011 Surface
Transportation Program (STP) Regional call for projects. The STP provides flexible funding that may be
used by states and localities for projects on any federal-aid highway, including the National Highway
System (NHS), bridge projects on any public road, transit capital projects, and intra-city and intercity bus
terminals and facilities. The STP sub-committee suggested, the full TAC recommended and the
MPO/RTPO Executive Committee approves the $1.5 million pool of STP funds to be used for PEonly
projects. Funds are allocated to the MPOs/RTPOs by WSDOT Highways & Local Programs
Division for regional prioritization and selection.

Applications will be available for download on YVCOGs website after
December 19, 2011


Project applications due to YVCOG by Thursday, March 1, 2012 by 5:00pm.

Program Requirements
To be eligible to receive federal STP Regional funding the project must be on a road functionally
classified either as a rural minor collector or higher classification or as an urban collector or higher
classification. The current functional classification of roadways can be viewed at The WSDOT's Website.

Generally, all YVCOG MPO and RTPO members are eligible to receive STP Urban funding. Only projects seeking
funding for preliminary engineering (PE) will be considered for this call.

Estimated Funding
Available funding for this second call for projects is $1,570,543. Project sponsors should submit projects
for regional prioritization that can be implemented with up to $250,000 of STP Regional funding.

Match requirement
The lead agency/jurisdiction (or co-lead agencies) will be responsible to provide a minimum required
13.5% match for STP funds; the maximum federal STP participation on any project is 86.5%.

Selection Process
All proposals will be reviewed by YVCOG staff to ensure that they are complete and eligible to receive
STP Regional funding. The TAC will evaluate project applications and develop a prioritized list of
projects. The TAC recommends continued suspension of the Yakima Valley MPO/RTPO STP Regional
Prioritization Money Division rules for the 2010-2011 funding cycle.
The MPO/RTPO Executive
Committee will make final decisions on the projects to be funded.


Application Materials to be Submitted


Project application submittals must include the following to be considered:

  • A completed and signed application. Council meeting minutes, a letter from the Mayor or City
    Manager, or some other evidence that the legislative body is aware that STP funds are being
    applied for is indicated by a required signature on the application.


  • A 1-page project vicinity map (8.5 x 11), and

  • Supporting documentation.

Note: Many questions in the application ask for specific data (traffic counts, freight classification,
collisions, etc.). Some of this data may need to be collected or requested from other agencies. Please
plan accordingly to meet the STP Regional competitive application deadline.


Submittal Process
Electronic or hard-copy applications may be submitted. Hard-copy application materials must be
submitted with one (1) original signed application. Additionally, please send an electronic application
with all application materials attached electronically. YVCOG must receive applications and all
materials by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Completed applications may be mailed, delivered or emailed to YVCOG at the following address:
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
311 North 4th Street, Suite 202
Yakima, WA 98901


Email Deb Lacombe for information or digital submittals



Date Action
December 19, 2011 Call for projects issued. Applications materials made available.
March 1, 2012 Applications due to YVCOG.
March 6, 2012 TAC STP review subcommittee meets to review/score applications.
March 8, 2012 TAC recommendations made to MPO/RTPO Executive Committee.
March 19, 2012 MPO/RTPO Executive Committee meeting to consider TAC
March 23, 2012 Award letter mailed to funded project applicants.

Program Contacts
STP Application questions: Deb LaCombe, YVCOG at 509-574-1550
STP Eligibility questions: Roger Arms or Brian Hunter, WSDOT SCR at 509-577-1780



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