Call for transportation projects page

Call for transportation projects

From January 15 to March 15, CMAP is holding a call for projects for the regional Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L). These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

Before submitting an application, local sponsors should discuss their project with the appropriate Council of Mayors Subregional Council Planning Liaison. Contact information for PLs is available in the list of municipalities by regional council. For general questions about the programs, check the FAQ page.

Application Documents

Webinar Recordings and Presentation Slides

CMAP hosted two informational webinars about these funding opportunities. To RSVP click on the links. Each webinar will provide different information about the call for projects.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.:  Information on the funding programs and eligible projects (download resources: recording (44MB, advance to 4:45 for video image) | presentation slides | question log)


Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 10:00am: How to submit an application via the eTIP website (download resources: recording (53 MB) | presentation slides | question log)

CMAQ, TAP-L and STP-Shared Selection Process Timeline

Date (2019)


January 15

Call for projects released

January 15

Webinar: overview of the funding programs and eligible projects

January 17

Webinar: how to submit an application via the eTIP website

March 1

Deadline for sponsors to submit applications to Planning Liaisons for review

March 15

Applications due by the end of business day

May 21

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

June 1

Deadline for obtaining design approval or submission of PDR documents

July 18

Project Selection Committees (PSCs) consider staff recommended draft programs

July 18-August 16

Public comment period

September 5

PSCs review public comment and finalize proposed programs

October 10

CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee consider proposed programs


Federal eligibility determination (CMAQ only) and funding notification

Historical information on program development

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