SPC CMAQ Program Application Period Opens

Nighttime photo of Pittsburgh with the Point in the foreground

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program provides funds for transportation projects and programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM).

The CMAQ program supports two important goals of the federal Department of Transportation: improving air quality and relieving congestion. These goals were strengthened in provisions added to the CMAQ Program by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP‑21; Pub. L. 112-141) and continued in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act; Pub. L. 114-94). These provisions emphasize cost-effective emission reduction and congestion mitigation activities when using CMAQ funding.

The SPC region receives a yearly sub-allocation of approximately $18 million to award to eligible projects.

The application period for the next round of CMAQ funding will open up on August 23, 2021. Interested applicants can find the guidance and application information on this site on or after August 23 or by contacting Lillian Gabreski at lgabreski@spcregion.org for more information.

Visit spcregion.org/funding-programs to learn more!