Transurban is launching a new competitive grant program to benefit the local community as part of the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project in Fairfax County. The 495 NEXT Community Grant program will award multiple grants each quarter worth up to $3,000 to non-profit organizations, educational institutions and other entities that sustain, enhance or protect the local environment and neighborhoods in proximity to the 495 NEXT project corridor.
Along with the travel benefits, the project’s Community Grant program will bolster the efforts of organizations throughout the corridor. Over the past decade, Transurban’s Community Grant programs have contributed more than $2.3 million to more than 350 organizations, creating healthier communities across the region, including those providing educational programming, support to the vulnerable, environmental sustainability, and other critical services.
The 495 NEXT Community Grant program will build on the success of these existing grant programs to deliver funding to organizations that meet the criteria. Successful grant applications will support an organization or neighborhood; provide benefits to a directly-affected community near the 495 NEXT corridor; or demonstrate social, environmental or safety benefits within the corridor. Deadlines to apply for a community grant program occur quarterly, with the next deadline occurring on September 30th. To learn more about Transurban’s Express Lanes Community Grant programs and how to apply, visit here.