The 495 Express Lanes celebrated its 5 year anniversary on November 17, 2017. The Express Lanes are a product of a public-private partnership, which brought new transportation improvements and faster, more reliable travel to the Capital Beltway.
In the spirit of partnership, Transurban, the operator of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes, has launched a special $10,000 partnership community grant in honor of the 5 year anniversary.
495 Express Lanes anniversary grant guidelines
We invite local organizations to partner together on a project or initiative and apply for the anniversary grant award. This can be a current or new partnership, but it needs to involve two or more organizations.
To qualify, applicants must be non-profit organizations located in the Northern Virginia region whose program benefits the greater community in one of the following categories:
- Environment – projects that enhance or protect the environment within the region
- Community – projects that support the health, economic development or well-being of communities within the region
- Safety – projects that support safety initiatives within in region Applications will be accepted between December 1 – January 15. We will announce the winners in February.
To apply for the 495 Express Lanes anniversary grant, please complete the online application and include “495 Express Lanes anniversary grant” in the program title of your application.
Note – this grant is in addition to the quarterly Express Lanes Grant Program.
For questions about the program, please contact Brent McKenzie.