CEDS Strategy Committee meeting will be on December 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Due to Covid-19 the meeting will be via Zoom, click here for meeting information. CEDS Strategy Committee agenda is attached here.
The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments is seeking public input on the transportation priorities and challenges for the Tri-Cities region. Please take a moment to respond to our survey by following the link below.
The responses received will help BFCG in developing the new Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP is a long-range and multi-modal planning document that will identify the transportation needs of our region through the year 2045.
The survey is available in both English and Spanish.
The 2021-2024 Draft TIP is available for comment. Public comments on the draft TIP will be accepted through September 18th. For questions or to submit a comment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 943-9185
The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) has published an RFP for Brownfield Grants and Implementation Services. Submittals from qualified consultants for BFCG Brownfield Grants and Implementation Services should be sent to email@example.com by September 1st, 2020 no later than 1:00 p.m.
The Benton-Franklin Economic Development District has been awarded a Covid-19 Relief Fund from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the amount of $1.4 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to help businesses rebound from the effects of the coronavirus and Covid-19.
The Revolving Loan Fund is accepting loan applications from businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and may need help to restart their business once the restrictions have been eased. You are encouraged to apply and please be prepared to demonstrate the effects the pandemic has had on your business.
For more information, please contact:
Rick Peenstra, Contracted Loan Officer
Fatima Traore, Economic Development Coordinator