CMAP Weekly Update

New Community Data Snapshots offer rich resource for northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) released a new set of Community Data Snapshots to help local leaders and the public track progress and make informed decisions in their communities.

These data-rich snapshots — one for each of the region's 284 municipalities, 77 Chicago neighborhoods, and seven counties — summarize demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, and other key details. The update also includes new data on household computer and internet access, walkability, and transit availability.

See your snapshot.

Submit feedback on regional transportation investments

CMAP welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

More than 50 projects, using more than $400 million in federal funds, are included in the proposal, which is funded by the regional Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The public can submit comments on the proposed programs through 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 30.

The three programs help advance ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan, and its principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment. These investments in mobility options spur economic opportunity for communities with low incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities across northeastern Illinois. Projects also help the region's infrastructure adapt to changes in climate and technology, and carefully target resources to improve quality of life for all residents.

Learn more about projects and comment.

$5.5 billion in credits available for water upgrades

Billions in financing is available to support water infrastructure projects throughout the country, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA's Water Infrastructure Financing Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has approximately $5.5 billion in credits that can finance more than $11 billion in projects.

 

The projects support economically stressed communities, protect facilities against the effects of extreme weather, and other areas. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by Friday, July 23.

Job opening: Communications and engagement leader

CMAP is hiring for the position of deputy executive director, communications and engagement. We're looking for a senior-level communications professional with extensive experience in engaging key audiences through messaging, content development, activities, speeches, events, and more.

Events

Transportation Committee
July 16, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
July 20, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in LPA Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
August 3, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

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CMAP Weekly Update

New Community Data Snapshots offer rich resource for northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) released a new set of Community Data Snapshots to help local leaders and the public track progress and make informed decisions in their communities.

These data-rich snapshots — one for each of the region's 284 municipalities, 77 Chicago neighborhoods, and seven counties — summarize demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, and other key details. The update also includes new data on household computer and internet access, walkability, and transit availability.

See your snapshot.

Submit feedback on regional transportation investments

CMAP welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

More than 50 projects, using more than $400 million in federal funds, are included in the proposal, which is funded by the regional Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The public can submit comments on the proposed programs through 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 30.

The three programs help advance ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan, and its principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment. These investments in mobility options spur economic opportunity for communities with low incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities across northeastern Illinois. Projects also help the region's infrastructure adapt to changes in climate and technology, and carefully target resources to improve quality of life for all residents.

Learn more about projects and comment.

$5.5 billion in credits available for water upgrades

Billions in financing is available to support water infrastructure projects throughout the country, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA's Water Infrastructure Financing Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has approximately $5.5 billion in credits that can finance more than $11 billion in projects.

 

The projects support economically stressed communities, protect facilities against the effects of extreme weather, and other areas. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by Friday, July 23.

Job opening: Communications and engagement leader

CMAP is hiring for the position of deputy executive director, communications and engagement. We're looking for a senior-level communications professional with extensive experience in engaging key audiences through messaging, content development, activities, speeches, events, and more.

Events

Transportation Committee
July 16, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
July 20, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in LPA Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
August 3, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

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