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Public Funding Newsletter July 2016
The third installment for 2016 of the quarterly GHCOG Public Funding Notification Alert is now available! GHCOG publishes the newsletter quarterly to assist our members with finding funding for their transportation, infrastructure, recreation, and planning projects.
Programs of Interest
- Transportation Improvement Board - Urban and Small City Arterial and Sidewalk programs, applications due August 19th.
- Public Works Trust Fund - Construction loan programs Open! Construction loan programs for Bridges, Drinking Water, Roads & Street, Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste Recycling, & Stormwater. Public Works Board is seeking loan applications and must demonstrate to the Legislature the need for PWTF funding!
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - Call for projects August 15; Applications due October 21.
Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights - July 2016 update
The GHCOG Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure has been updated with employment estimates from WA State Employment Security; April 1 population and housing unit estimates from Office of Financial Management. See the link below for the brochure, in PDF format.
New! Bicycle Map for Grays Harbor County
GHCOG was able to partner with Grays Harbor Public Health and Social Services by providing technical and advisory assistance for the CONNECT Grays Harbor project. The project identified recreational and cross county bicycle routes and trails. With route and trail data in hand, Grays Harbor Public Health and Social Services formed a partnership with Grays Harbor Tourism to produce the Bicycle Map for Grays Harbor as a new addition to the active living map series.
The Bicycle Map is a comprehensive bike map helping residents and visitors chart their bicycle courses along roads and trails throughout the area. From quiet country roads to adrenalin producing trails, this map provides information about a variety of terrain for cyclists of all types, ages and abilities.
For background information on the CONNECT Grays Harbor project, see the GHCOG Planning and Community Development page - http://www.ghcog.org/planning.html
Look Here! for PDFs of the Guide to Bicycling the Roads & Trails of Grays Harbor County, sponsored by Grays Harbor Tourism.
East Aberdeen Mobility Project – Final Report
Increasing vehicle, freight and rail traffic along US 12 in East Aberdeen is resulting in traffic congestion and delays. In order to document existing conditions and analyze options to ease congestion and improve safety, the Grays Harbor Council of Governments has initiated the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. The final plan will identify the highest and best alternative, specifically designed to address deficiencies and provide a roadmap for moving the project forward.
The final report for the East Aberdeen Mobility Project is posted on the project website at:
New tools let you quickly find U.S. Census Bureau data!
US Census Quick Facts Tool - Fast and easy access to facts about people, business, and geography. A simple way to find US Census data for communities, counties, and states. Browse multiple data sets at one time!
Census Explorer - US Census Bureau's interactive map series. Explore several themed maps from multiple Census data sets and collection years.
Applying for Grants and Loans
The February 18th grant and loan workshop, hosted by Public Works Board and the Grays Harbor Council of Governments, materials are available, see PDF file below.
NOAA Marine Debris Program - Japan Tsunami Debris: Information and FAQs
The March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan washed debris into the Pacific Ocean. While heavier materials sank close to shore, lighter material have been scattered by winds and ocean currents in the North Pacific. Items have already begun landing on the U.S. West Coast. See Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center and NOAA's Japan Tsunami Debris information and FAQs websites for more information and where to report tsunami debris.
Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center: http://disasterdebris.wordpress.com/