Re: Chelatchie Prairie Line - - news story
Author: News etc.
Date: 12-05-2018 - 13:08
The “FRAP” in the meeting minutes references the following grant. Below is from the WSDOT website:
Freight Rail Assistance Program
The Freight Rail Assistance Program is a grant program open to applicants in both the public and private sector. This program is directed toward larger projects where it is difficult to gain a contribution and where the rail location or the project is of strategic importance to the local community and the state.
The legislature allocated $7.6 million for freight rail assistance projects during the 2019–2021 biennium. It is not restricted in the size of award.
The legislature determines how those funds will be spent based upon the applications submitted through WSDOT. The legislature may choose to increase or decrease the actual funding made available.
This is a grant program and is open to cities, county rail districts, counties, economic development councils, port districts, and privately or publicly owned railroads.
Projects must be shown to maintain or improve the freight rail system in the state and benefit the state's interests.
The application deadline is Sept. 21, 2018.