Can a combination of CMAQ, TAP-L, and STP-Shared funding be requested?
Yes. Applicants should indicate the requested fund sources by selecting each in the “Major Imp Group” field of the application. See the eTIP User Guide for more detailed instructions. Keep in mind that all federal funds must be matched with non-federal fund sources.
Will my project be considered for all fund sources (CMAQ, TAP-L, and STP-Shared)?
Projects will not automatically be evaluated for all fund sources, except:
Bicycle Facilities projects will automatically be considered for both TAP-L and CMAQ.
Intersection Improvement projects may, at the discretion of CMAP staff, be considered for both CMAQ and STP-Shared funding, based on the scope and scale of the improvement.
Will my project rank better if only construction funds are requested?
When ranking a project, the total project cost, which includes all phases of the project, will be used for CMAQ cost/benefit analyses. CMAQ and TAP-L projects where the sponsor has shown commitment to the project by funding phases independently will be noted for the Project Selection Committee's consideration.
STP-Shared fund projects may receive more points in the Financial Commitment category when requesting only a portion of funds. See the application booklet for each program for additional details.
Can one agency submit multiple applications?
Yes. However, be sure that sufficient financial and staff resources are available to follow through on all projects that are selected for funding.
If I forget to include some information, can I submit it after the deadline?
Significant effort is being made to ensure that applicants submit all of their information on time. The review by your Council/Conference Planning Liaison will help you to identify any missing information.
If my community works together with several neighboring jurisdictions to implement a joint corridor project, who is the lead agency?
It is up to those jurisdictions to develop some type of intergovernmental agreement or memorandum of understanding to assure the respective commitment to the project, to assign a lead agency and clarify the funding shares and payment mechanism for the local match. Then for the engineering phases, IDOT will work with the identified lead agency on the agreements, project processing, and local match.
Can MFT and bond funds be used for local match?
Do I need to complete a new application for a project currently in the TIP, or for a project that requested CMAQ or TAP funding in 2017?
Yes, a new application is required. For projects currently included in the TIP, please reference the existing TIP ID in the Project Questions section of the eTIP form and indicate in the Narrative section of the form if the new application is for additional funding or to replace all or part of the currently programed funding.