Grants, grants and more grants!

King Street Station

BTG20logo-RESIZEThe Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy was passed by Seattle voters in 2006. BTG committed not only to construct city-funded transportation projects, but also to leverage other funds and support a variety of partnership opportunities. In the past eight years, the average annual amount of grants awarded to SDOT has increased more than 50%.

As BTG approaches the end of its nine-year lifespan, approximately $340 million in BTG funds have been spent, and these expenditures have been matched with $227 million in grants. This is well above the commitment that BTG initially made to Seattle voters, to leverage at least 20% in grant funding. In addition to providing the required local match for many grants, BTG has helped SDOT to design the well-planned and clearly-scoped projects that are attractive for granting agencies.

For additional information on BTG please visit the BTG web page. For more information on SDOT’s grant development program, visit the grants web page.

King Street Station

King Street Station