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CMAQ/TAP-L Program Development

The CMAQ FFY 2018-2022 and TAP-L FFY 2018-2020 Call for Project is open on January 6, 2017.

CMAP releases a new call for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L).  Applications are due by March 3, 2017 and local sponsors must have their applications submitted for reviewed by their Council of Mayors planning liaison by February 17, 2017.  See the Call for Projects - Application Materials section for the Application Booklet and instructions. Local sponsors should direct questions to their planning liaison, and all other sponsors should contact Doug Ferguson ( 

Application Webinar

CMAP staff will be hosting an Application Webinar on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:00.  The webinar is intended for individuals wishing to submit a project application for CMAQ or TAP-L funding.  Participation for the webinar will be limited to the first 100 registrants.  REGISTRATION is required.  To participate in person at CMAP's Offices send an email to with your contact information.

Applicant Resources

Below are external resources for CMAQ Applicants. Resources specific to Northeastern Illinois and CMAP Policies and Procedures can be found on the CMAQ Related Pages described on the CMAQ Program web page.

Agency Websites

Federal Highway Administration CMAQ Program Site

Federal Highway Administration CMAQ Reference Materials

Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Site


Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance (2016)

Interim Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improve Program under MAP-21 (2012)

Final Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program under SAFETEA-LU (2008)

Manuals and Processes

Federal Aid Project Flow Chart: Initiation to Completion (IDOT, 2002) Number correspond to Milestone Schedule

IDOT-District 1-Local Roads and Streets' Mechanics of Project Management; FHWA Process for Project Implementation (2008)

IDOT Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Manual

IDOT - It Takes Time Site


SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment Phase II Final Report (FHWA, 2009)

SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment, Phase I Final Report (FHWA, 2008)

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program: Assessing 10 Years of Experience, Special Report 264 (Transportation Research Board, 2002)

Creating Transportation Choices: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Success Stories (U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 1999)

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