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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.
  • 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)


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.



2018 Commute Club Grant for Employers

Apply for the 2018 Quarterly Commute Club Grant and get guaranteed incentives for your employees.

As an incentive to Redmond employers to run promotions that encourage alternative commuting, such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking the bus, Go Redmond is offering incentives through our 2018 Commuter Club grant.

There is no financial risk to the employer to participate, as the incentives are purchased by Go Redmond and distributed directly to the employer.  This will help you promote your own Employer Commute Trip Reduction program at no cost to you, and provide rewards for employees who are reducing their drive alone trips.  

New participants can join the existing 2018 Commute Club Grant at the beginning of every quarter. (Applications are due by March 15, June 15, and September 15 to participate the following quarter.) 

Incentive Size:

The size of your company will determine incentive eligibility.

  • 4-10 employees: 1 incentive per quarter
  • 11-50 employees: 4 incentive per quarter
  • 51-100 employees: 8 incentives per quarter
  • 101-250 employees: 12 incentives per quarter
  • 251-1000 employees: 20 incentives per quarter
  • 1000+ employees: 30 incentives per quarter            

Email your completed applications to Support@GoRedmond.com



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.  



"Light Up Your Commute" Event Kit

Go Redmond is working to educate and encourage people who walk and bike to be more visible during the dark winter months.  To help promote safe behaviors, Go Redmond will provide all the necessary equipment fand help host an event that provides reflective safety gear and educational materials to participants.

Go Redmond Will Provide:  

  • Reflective materials to be put on helmets, clothing, and other commute gear
  • Give-a-way items such as reflective arm bands and light up reflectors
  • Marketing materials for the event (posters, sample emails)
  • Set up, coordination, and staffing for the event

Host Will Provide:

  • Communications to employees or residents about the event
  • Evaluation of the event to Go Redmond (number of attendees, overall success, etc.)
  • Table(s) with access to power outlet in the event space