Public Participation Plan

The Cable Bridge connects Benton and Franklin counties, crossing the Columbia River to link the cities of Pasco and Kennewick, WA.

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) will hold a public open house on April 10th regarding the agency’s Draft Public Participation Plan and Draft Title VI Plan.

The public is invited to review and provide comment.

Draft BFCG Public Participation Plan

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) recognizes that an effective public participation process is a vital element in the development and implementation of transportation plans and programs. The Public Participation Plan (PPP) outlines methods and resources used by BFCG to effectively engage, notify and coordinate with the public, stakeholders, and partner agencies.

Draft BFCG Title VI Plan

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) has drafted an updated Title VI Plan. The Title VI of 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Public Open House Details

When: Wednesday, April 10th 2019 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Ben Franklin Transit, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public meeting, please contact us at least two days prior to the event, so those needs can be met.

Draft documents are available at this website:

For more information: Call 509-943-9185 or

Request for Qualified Provider

Contract Loan Business Services Provider

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is currently seeking a Contract Loan Business Services Provider. The BFCG is designated as the bi-county Economic Development District (EDD) for Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State.

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City of Richland “Ask Richland Business” Features the BFCG

What is Ask Richland Business?

The City of Richland Business & Economic Development
Office initiated Ask Richland Business to serve people with
creative ideas and entrepreneurial minds. Each month, the
city will host a mobile resource center at a different location
within the City of Richland. Anyone in need of business
support can receive first-come/first-serve assistance. While
this list isn’t exhaustive, here are the types of assistance you
can expect to receive:

-Contact information and resources for business counseling
-Loan, financing, grant, and gap-funding resources
-Brief presentations on City funded grants and their
application process
-Information on navigating licenses and regulations
-Information on how to access resources from City Planning, –
-Building, and Energy Services
-Information and resources for available buildings, property,
and future developments.

The August edition will feature funding programs available at
the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) and will
begin at 4:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. at the Richland
Public Library. No appointment necessary.

2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Public Open House

Public Open House

Join the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments & Ben Franklin Transit Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00PM-6:30PM at the Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building to learn about and provide feedback on future transportation plans and projects.

The TIP, a federally mandated document, is a planning document of current transportation projects planned to be completed or constructed in the upcoming four years in the Benton-Franklin region. Click here to view the Draft TIP.

Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ben Franklin Transit
Administration Building
Address: 1000 Columbia Park Trail,
Richland, WA 99352

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments fully complies with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities.