Call for transportation projects

Regional transportation call for projects

In January 2021, CMAP issued a call for funding applications for surface transportation projects that improve transit, bicycle facilities, freight and traffic movement and safety, fix bridges, reconstruct roads, and invest in alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Funding for these projects will be distributed through federal sources that CMAP programs, including: Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L).

Public Comment

Public comments were accepted July 1 - July 30, 2021 on the recommended programs below.  The comments received are also posted below. 

STP Shared Fund

Comments received

FFY 2022 - 2026 STP Shared Fund Recommended Active Program (PDF)

CMAP has developed a $165 million five-year program of projects that includes eight (8) new projects in federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2025 and 2026. The five-year program includes projects that will eliminate barriers to bicycles and pedestrians, reconstruct, rehabilitate, or expand highways and bridges, separate railroad tracks from highways, improve truck routes, and improve safety for all system users. In addition to this five-year program, CMAP has also developed a contingency program of 42 projects that may also be considered for funding if additional funds become available to the region.

Combined Scoring and Recommended Funding Details (PDF | Excel)

 

CMAQ and TAP-L

Comments received

CMAP has developed a $213 million five-year program of CMAQ projects that improve air quality and mitigate congestion throughout the region. Projects include transit improvements, traffic flow improvements and new bicycle facilities. The TAP program is a $22 million program of bicycle facility projects that help to complete the Regional Greenways and Trails Plan.

Scoring Information

STP Shared Fund

 

CMAQ

 

TAP-L

Applications submitted for consideration

Preliminary listing of CMAQ and TAP-L applications

Preliminary listing of STP Shared Fund applications

Project Selection Process Timeline

Date (2021)

Action

January 6 Webinar: overview of the funding programs and eligible projects

January 8

Call for projects released

January 15

Webinar: how to submit an application via the eTIP website

February 19

Deadline for sponsors to submit applications to Planning Liaisons for review

March 5

Applications due

April 30

Deadline for Councils/CDOT to submit subregional priority points allocation (STP only)

July 1

Project Selection Committees (PSCs) discuss staff recommended draft programs

July 1 - July 30

Public comment period

September 9

PSCs consider final program approval

September 24

Transportation committee considers TIP changes for approved programs

October 13

CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee consider final approval of TIP changes

November

Federal eligibility determination (CMAQ only) and funding notification

Subject to change.

How to Apply

Step 1. Review the materials from the Informational Webinars and these Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2. Review the application booklets to determine which program(s) you are applying for:

 

Step 3. Review the application workbook to determine what information you should gather in order to apply.

Step 4. Review the eTIP User Guide for completing your online application.

Step 5. Request eTIP login credentials and begin your eTIP application.

Step 6. Proceed with completion of the eTIP application, application workbook, and other supplemental forms below specific to the program you are applying for and the type of project.

Step 7. Complete your application in the eTIP database, including attaching your application workbook, supplemental forms, and other supporting documents prior to the deadlines listed in the timeline below.

Forms and Supplemental Documents

Application Workbook (Excel) - Required for ALL projects

Detailed Cost Estimate - Required for ALL projects (Note: applicant may submit their own form, as long as the same information is provided)

STP Quarterly Status Update (Instructions | Highway Form (for projects processed through IDOT/FHWA) | Transit Form (for projects processed through FTA) - Required for all STP Shared Fund projects

Input Module Worksheet - Required for CMAQ intersection improvement projects only

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Workbook Reference (pdf)

STP Shared Fund Estimated Programming Marks

Two informational webinars were held to help project sponsors better understand the funding programs and the application procedures:

Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Information on the funding programs and eligible projects
(view/download resources: recording | presentation slides | question log)

Friday, January 15, 2021: How to submit an application via the eTIP website
(view/download resources: recording | presentation slides | question log)

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Regional transportation call for projects

In January 2021, CMAP issued a call for funding applications for surface transportation projects that improve transit, bicycle facilities, freight and traffic movement and safety, fix bridges, reconstruct roads, and invest in alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Funding for these projects will be distributed through federal sources that CMAP programs, including: Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L).

Public Comment

Public comments were accepted July 1 - July 30, 2021 on the recommended programs below.  The comments received are also posted below. 

STP Shared Fund

Comments received

FFY 2022 - 2026 STP Shared Fund Recommended Active Program (PDF)

CMAP has developed a $165 million five-year program of projects that includes eight (8) new projects in federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2025 and 2026. The five-year program includes projects that will eliminate barriers to bicycles and pedestrians, reconstruct, rehabilitate, or expand highways and bridges, separate railroad tracks from highways, improve truck routes, and improve safety for all system users. In addition to this five-year program, CMAP has also developed a contingency program of 42 projects that may also be considered for funding if additional funds become available to the region.

Combined Scoring and Recommended Funding Details (PDF | Excel)

 

CMAQ and TAP-L

Comments received

CMAP has developed a $213 million five-year program of CMAQ projects that improve air quality and mitigate congestion throughout the region. Projects include transit improvements, traffic flow improvements and new bicycle facilities. The TAP program is a $22 million program of bicycle facility projects that help to complete the Regional Greenways and Trails Plan.

Scoring Information

STP Shared Fund

 

CMAQ

 

TAP-L

Applications submitted for consideration

Preliminary listing of CMAQ and TAP-L applications

Preliminary listing of STP Shared Fund applications

Project Selection Process Timeline

Date (2021)

Action

January 6 Webinar: overview of the funding programs and eligible projects

January 8

Call for projects released

January 15

Webinar: how to submit an application via the eTIP website

February 19

Deadline for sponsors to submit applications to Planning Liaisons for review

March 5

Applications due

April 30

Deadline for Councils/CDOT to submit subregional priority points allocation (STP only)

July 1

Project Selection Committees (PSCs) discuss staff recommended draft programs

July 1 - July 30

Public comment period

September 9

PSCs consider final program approval

September 24

Transportation committee considers TIP changes for approved programs

October 13

CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee consider final approval of TIP changes

November

Federal eligibility determination (CMAQ only) and funding notification

Subject to change.

How to Apply

Step 1. Review the materials from the Informational Webinars and these Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2. Review the application booklets to determine which program(s) you are applying for:

 

Step 3. Review the application workbook to determine what information you should gather in order to apply.

Step 4. Review the eTIP User Guide for completing your online application.

Step 5. Request eTIP login credentials and begin your eTIP application.

Step 6. Proceed with completion of the eTIP application, application workbook, and other supplemental forms below specific to the program you are applying for and the type of project.

Step 7. Complete your application in the eTIP database, including attaching your application workbook, supplemental forms, and other supporting documents prior to the deadlines listed in the timeline below.

Forms and Supplemental Documents

Application Workbook (Excel) - Required for ALL projects

Detailed Cost Estimate - Required for ALL projects (Note: applicant may submit their own form, as long as the same information is provided)

STP Quarterly Status Update (Instructions | Highway Form (for projects processed through IDOT/FHWA) | Transit Form (for projects processed through FTA) - Required for all STP Shared Fund projects

Input Module Worksheet - Required for CMAQ intersection improvement projects only

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Workbook Reference (pdf)

STP Shared Fund Estimated Programming Marks

Two informational webinars were held to help project sponsors better understand the funding programs and the application procedures:

Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Information on the funding programs and eligible projects
(view/download resources: recording | presentation slides | question log)

Friday, January 15, 2021: How to submit an application via the eTIP website
(view/download resources: recording | presentation slides | question log)

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