We've funded bike racks, incentives for carpoolers, ORCA and vanpool subsidies, transportation events, and more!

Let us know your ideas and we can work together to help make them happen.

Go Redmond Grants for Employers

Go Redmond has funding available to help employers in Redmond improve their trip reduction programs. Grants are intended to financially support Redmond employers who would like to try something new.  

These grants have been used by employers big and small, in a number of different ways.  

How to Apply

Complete the one-page Employer Grant Application and submit to Go Redmond at ckchapman@redmond.gov.  Feel free to reach out with any questions or to brainstorm ideas.  

The Go Redmond grant formula is based on the number of employees per employer. Locate your company size below to calculate potential grant funding for your program.

  • Employers with less than 100 employees: Maximum of $5,000 at 100% funding in year one, and a second year of $2,500 at 50% funding.

  • Employers with more than 100 employees: Maximum of $5,000 at 100% funding and then 50% match up to maximum of $50,000 in grant funding.

Program Requirements

Applicants must be a Redmond employer or combination of Redmond employers, who have a minimum of two employees working at a Redmond worksite.

  • Applicants must have a current Redmond business license.
  • Program costs must be associated with employees and programs located within the City of Redmond only.
  • Capital equipment purchases must be accompanied by a 3-year commitment to the program, or will include a proportionate payback to the City for equipment purchased.
  • Employers may only apply for one-year of project funding at a time.
  • Funding is available for new program elements only.
  • Employers may apply for up to two unique grants per calendar year, but may not have more than 3 active grants at a time. 
  • A second year of funding may be available at 50% of the first year's funding. Second year funding is approved based on the required evaluation form and available funds.
  • Businesses may not profit monetarily from the Go Redmond portion of the match.
  • Funds are not intended to replace current funding for existing programs, but must be used for new or enhanced programs.
  • The Go Redmond program does not guarantee that a project will be approved and reserves the right to determine which program requests are funded and to what degree.
  • Grants are funded based on program estimates. Reimbursement may not exceed the approved grant allocation.
  • Employers are required to complete and submit a program evaluation form at the completion of the grant.
  • Applicants must be in compliance with any TMP or CTR regulations at their site at the time of the grant application.
  • Programs to be implemented as part of a transportation management program are not eligible for funding.

Applications are reviewed monthly and should be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks prior to anticipated approval. All rewards are subject to eligibility requirements and available funding.

 

Go Redmond Grant Application
Go Redmond Bike Rack Grant Application
Go Redmond Grant Evaluation Form (Year 2)

 

Grants to Implement Flexible Carpooling Apps

These new services from Waze Carpool and Scoop are a great option for commuters because they have room for flexibility within people's schedules and are optimized to give users a faster commute.  

As an employer, Go Redmond can help you support your employee's adoption of these new techologies. 

We're happy to walk you through your options, provide grant funding for the launch, and put you in contact with the right people at either (or both!) of these companies.

Request Funding for Scoop Here   Request Funding for Waze Carpooling Here

 

Go Redmond Ride Transit Month Swag Bags

June is Ride Transit Month and Go Redmond will help you easily promote Ride Transit Month at your worksite or residential building with turnkey communications and rewards.

Go Redmond will provide:

  • “Swag Bags” for your participants that have free safety gear and other transit related goodies
  • Incentives like gift cards to local businesses when they log their trips on their Go Redmond account
  •  “How to” information for people new to taking transit

You will provide:

Apply for a Ride Transit Month Easy Grant

Go Redmond ORCA Business Passport Grant

Go Redmond grants are available to assist businesses provide ORCA bus passes to their employees through King County Metro’s Business Passport Program. This grant reimburses a portion of the cost for the implementation of a new ORCA Business Passport program at a worksite for the first 2 years.

APPLY FOR AN ORCA BUSINESS PASSPORT GRANT

 

Go Redmond Bike Rack Grant

The City of Redmond has identified a need for additional bicycle parking throughout the city. Go Redmond grants are available to assist businesses and multifamily housing units install bike racks or replacing those that do not work functionally.  

APPLY FOR A BIKE RACK GRANT