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Surplus Van Grant Program

In-Kind Grants of Vehicle Donations to Washington
Organizations to Help Spokane County Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Spokane Transit

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

02/23/18 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants of van donations to Washington human services organizations in the Spokane area to help transport low-income people, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Recipients must reside in the areas of Spokane City, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Millwood, or Liberty Lake. All trips must have an origin OR a destination within STA’s PTBA. The vehicles granted to the different agencies may consist of Paratransit vans and Vanpool vans that have been retired from regular service.

Successful applicants will be responsible for providing:
- Certification of financial and management capacity to maintain vehicle;
- All liability insurance;
- Quarterly ridership, miles and hours of service data for the first year; and
- A signed agreement relating to the exchange of a vehicle for transportation-related services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167697

Number of Grants:

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

Term of Contract:

Organizations who are awarded a vehicle must commit to ridership reporting for one year in order to maintain ownership of the granted vehicle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

The PTBA serves the urban growth areas of Spokane City, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Millwood, and Liberty Lake.

Pre-proposal Conference:

STA staff and a sample surplus vehicle will be available at a Pre-Award Workshop, which will be held February 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Spokane Transit Paratransit Office.

Call Spokane Transit for transit or driving directions. The workshop is an “open house” format and no reservation is necessary.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted as original (hard copy) signed documents and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018.

Application Schedule
February 8, 2018: Pre-Award Vehicle Viewing at Paratransit
February 23, 2018: Application deadline
March 2018: Review and scoring of applications by Selection Committee
March 2018: Announcement of Surplus Van Grant Awards
TBD-March/April 2018: Post-Award Orientation and 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 should be mailed to or dropped off to:
Angela Brown, Paratransit Supervisor
Spokane Transit Authority
1212 W. Sharp Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Angela Brown, Paratransit Supervisor
(509) 325-6057

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Geographic Focus:

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