Transurban, developer and operator of the Interstates 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes, is launching a 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 near the 495 NEXT project corridor.
The grant program will 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.
“By investing in organizations that serve a variety of critical needs, we are working to improve residents’ quality of life across the region to ensure they thrive not just during construction, but well into the future,” said Jeff Taylor, vice president of project delivery for Transurban North America.
Deadlines to apply for grant under the program occur quarterly, with the initial deadline on June 30. For information, see the Website at https://www.expresslanes.com/about.