MIG-Led Grant Effort Yields $16 million
100 miles done; 100 to go. The Puget Sound to Pacific Collaborative (PS2P) recently won a $16M RAISE Discretionary Grant Program from the United States Department of Transportation. It will be used to complete a 200-mile multi-use trail from the Washington State Ferries docks in Kingston, Port Townsend and Bainbridge Island, across the Olympic Peninsula to the Pacific Coast at La Push beach. The grant is part of President Biden’s “Investing in America” agenda.
The PS2P Collaborative was established by the Peninsula Trails Coalition, Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation, and the North Kitsap Trails Association to provide funding for the planning and design of projects to complete both the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Sound to Olympics Trail, as well as community connections.
The PS2P RAISE grant application was a collaborative effort of 13 agencies, nonprofits and tribes, based on extensive knowledge of the potential trail projects, with MIG facilitating and aggregating content and information to create a package meeting the vision of the completed trail and the RAISE grant requirements.