2019/2020 Call for Projects

Community Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program


The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announce the availability of funding for the Local Technical Assistance and Community Planning programs, which offer support to local governments, non-profit agencies, the region’s transit service boards, and other organizations looking to plan and implement projects that will benefit the community and the region as a whole.

While the RTA and CMAP have separate planning assistance programs, applicants are able to apply to both programs through a single online application. This agency coordination allows us to offer planning and plan implementation assistance to an expanded base of eligible applicants, align all efforts with CMAP’s ON TO 2050 priorities, and/or Invest in Transit, the 2018-2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, and provide technical assistance in a coordinated manner that benefits the entire region. 

The 2019/2020 CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program and RTA Community Planning Program Call for Projects opens on September 17, 2019. Please see application details here, and FAQ and Eligible Project Descriptions hereApplications are due on October 18, 2019 by noon.