Surplus Van Grant Program


All applications were due by 5 pm, Friday, July 21, 2023.

An informational meeting was held on 06/29/2023 from 1 pm – 2 pm at 1212 W. Sharp Ave., Spokane, WA to provide interested organizations the opportunity to ask questions about the program, vans, and eligibility requirements.

three ladies standing in front of a van.

Program Background

At the regular board meeting July 20, 2011, Spokane Transit’s Authority approved the Surplus Van Grant Program to meet unmet transportation needs of organizations by granting up to 10 vehicles that have reached their useful life to human service organizations.

In 2023, STA is pleased to be able to grant six 15-passenger Rideshare by Spokane Transit* vans to organizations to enhance transportation services provided within Spokane’s Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA). The PTBA encompasses the urban growth areas of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Millwood, Liberty Lake, and unincorporated parts of Spokane County.

Questions about the program should be directed to [email protected] or by calling (509) 232-6662.

*Rideshare by Spokane Transit was formerly known as Vanpool.


Private companies, organizations, or local governments within the Spokane Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) that serve individuals who have disabilities, are older adults, and/or who live on limited incomes are eligible to apply. The PTBA serves the urban growth areas of Spokane City, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Millwood, and Liberty Lake. Organizations who are awarded a vehicle must commit to ridership reporting for one year in order to maintain ownership of the granted vehicle. Questions about eligibility, limits of the PTBA and other questions about the program should be directed to [email protected] or call (509) 325-6016. 

2022 Awardees

Thank you to all of the organizations that applied for a vehicle last year! With much deliberation, the following organizations were awarded a van in 2022 (in alphabetical order):

Airway Heights Baptist Church
The International Rescue Committee in Spokane
The Kaler House Inc.
Compassionate Addiction Treatment
Shalom Ministries
Spokane 1st Church of the Nazarene
The Source of Spokane
Family Promise of Spokane
Carl Maxey Center
Noah’s Ark Early Learning Academy

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