Programs Hero


This section of the CMAP website includes information about important program activities that are distinct from — yet that also support — development and implementation of regional plans, among other objectives. Also see the agency’s current budget and work plan for complete information about staff activities.


Regional Economy
CMAP's work plan addresses diverse factors that shape our region's economy, including Industry Clusters, Economic Innovation, Workforce, and Tax Policy. Related resources include the Regional Economic Indicators, which provide data on the region's broad economic trends.

Livability Planning
CMAP studies various topics that influence livability of communities and the region: Land Use and Zoning,  Housing, WaterSustainability, and Community Development

Local Planning
The CMAP Local Technical Assistance program provides planning assistance to municipalities, counties, nonprofits, and intergovernmental organizations to plan across jurisdictions.  Related resources include Local Ordinances and Toolkits and a biennial survey of municipal governments

Transportation Planning
To help plan for the regional transportation system, CMAP studies factors related to Strategic Investment, Roads, Transit,  Freight, and Walking and Bicycling.

Transportation Programming
CMAP guides allocation of federal funds for transportation, including the Surface Transportation Program (STP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ).