BFCG Brownfield Grants and Implementation Services: Request for Proposals (RFP)

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 by September 1st, 2020 no later than 1:00 p.m.

BFCG Brownfield Grants and Implementation Services: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Benton-Franklin Economic Development District – EDA-RLF-CARES – Loan Fund

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

Phone: 509-943-9185



Fatima Traore, Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 509-943-9185


BFCG Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Virtual Open House – 8/12

BFCG will be hosting a virtual open house to display the Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The open house will be on Wednesday, August 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and held via Zoom at the url posted here:

Attend to learn about the region’s current and future active transportation system, upcoming projects that will benefit active transportation system, and the level of traffic stress (LTS) implemented in the Active Transportation Plan.

To view the Draft Regional Active Transportation Plan click here.

BFCG Notice

NOTICE: The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments is still closed to the public due to COVID-19. We have moved to new offices at 587 Stevens Drive Richland, WA 99352.

If would like to get in contact with a member of our staff during this time, please call 509-943-9185.