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Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program is a federally-funded program of surface transportation improvements designed to improve air quality and mitigate congestion. In 2011 CMAP began implementing GO TO 2040 through the CMAQ program by having Program Focus Groups prioritize project applications based on how they support the goals and action areas of GO TO 2040. The program description document contains more information on the program and the types of projects it funds.

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014-2018 Program of Projects was approved October 17, 2013.  Check out the Program Development page for more information on the program.


Program Development - Information on the most recent Call for Projects including application materials and resources for applicants.

Program Management and Resources - Resources for sponsors of currently programmed projects, including information on project change requests, deferrals and project status reports.

Project Selection Committee (PSC) - Committee background and membership.

Meeting Materials - Agendas, materials and meeting minutes for PSC meetings.

Focused Programming Approach - Information on focused programming, including the focus groups.

Programming and Management Policies - The policies used in the programming of CMAQ funds and management of the program.

Regional Project Contacts - Contact for information for Council of Mayors planning liaison (PLs)s and the City of Chicago Department of Transportation.

FAQ - CMAQ Frequently Asked Questions


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