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Surplus Van Grant Program

In-Kind Grants of Vehicle Donations to Washington
Organizations in Eligible Counties to Assist Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

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Spokane Transit

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Deadline Date:

02/14/20 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants of van donations to Washington human services organizations in eligible regions to assist transport local residents. Funding is intended to increase transportation for low-income people, the elderly, and people with disabilities. All trips must originate or have a destination within the funding source's service area.

In accordance with Board Resolution 677-11, up to 10 (ten) 15-passenger vans will be made available to eligible community agencies to enhance transportation service provided within Spokane Transit Authority’s Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA). 

PTBA: Public Transportation Benefit Area is a special taxing district established by Washington State for the purpose of providing public transportation. The PTBA for Spokane Transit Authority includes the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake, Millwood, Liberty Lake, Spokane, and Spokane Valley, as well as portions of the unincorporated county surrounding those municipalities.

To be eligible for a Surplus Van Grant vehicle, applicants must attest and agree to the following:

  • The awarded vehicle will be used for a transportation-related purpose for individuals who have a disability, are low income, and/or have mobility limitations related to advanced age who live and/or travel within the Spokane Transit Authority PTBA.
  • Only one vehicle will be awarded per agency/organization per year.
  • The applicant must assume ownership of the vehicle.
  • All trips will have an origin or a destination within STA’s PTBA. 
  • Vehicles are awarded “as-is” and will require routine maintenance as well as potential repairs, at times. The applicant will have the financial and management capacity to operate, maintain and insure the awarded vehicle.
  • The applicant’s designated signing authority will sign an agreement relating to the exchange of vehicles for transportation-related services. A sample copy of such agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
  • The applicant will provide transportation to their clients, members, guests or other similar users with vehicles supplied under this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167697

Number of Grants:

Up to 10 (ten) 15-passenger vans will be made available.

Term of Contract:

The applicant will track ridership, hours and miles of service, and provide quarterly reports to Spokane Transit for a period of one year after the award of the vehicle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Human service organizations (HSOs) which serve individuals of the Spokane Transit Authority PTBA who have a disability, are low income, or have mobility limitations related to advanced age are eligible.

To be eligible for a Surplus Van Grant vehicle, applicants must attest and agree to the following:
- The applicant shall not provide transportation to the general public for a fee/fare.
- The applicant will not use the vehicle for assisting a campaign for election or for the promotion of or opposition to any ballot proposition.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Pre-Award Award Workshop is 11:00 am, January 21 at Spokane Transit 1230 W Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99201.

STA staff and a sample surplus vehicle will be available at a Vehicle Review Open House held February 6, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Spokane Transit Authority Paratransit Office located at 1212 W. Sharp Avenue, Spokane, Washington. Please call STA at (509) 325-6016 for transit or driving directions. The workshop is an “open house” format and no reservation is necessary.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than: 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020

Application Schedule:
February 6, 2020: Vehicle Review Open House at Paratransit (1212 W. Sharp Ave.)
February 14, 2020: Deadline for Submitting Applications
March 2020: Review and scoring of applications by Selection Committee
April 2020: Announcement of Surplus Van Grant Awards
TBD - Spring 2020: Post-Award Orientation & Vehicle Distribution

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Van Grant applications can be mailed or dropped off to:
Spokane Transit Authority
Attn: Paratransit
1212 W. Sharp Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Questions about the Van Grant, eligibility, limits of the PTBA and other questions about the program should be directed to (509) 325-6016 or email

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USA: Washington: Spokane City, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Millwood, and Liberty Lake

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