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Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program 

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions or PM precursor (e.g. NOx) emissions from transportation.


2015-16 CMAQ Complete Application Packet



October 5 and November 2, 2015 - Programming Subcommittee Meeting

    • December 7, 2015 - CMAQ Workshop
    • December 17, 2015 - COG Policy Board Approves/Initiates “Call for Projects"
    • January 22, 2016 - Project Submittals Due
    • May 26, 2016 - Council resolutions due
    • May 26, 2016 - Fresno COG Policy Board Project Approvals


2013-14 CMAQ Complete Application Packet


General Program Guidelines
Includes summary information and guidelines regarding the Federal CMAQ program.

Emission Calculation Guidelines
All projects funded through the CMAQ program must demonstrate a positive air quality benefit. This section summarizes the methods used to calculate the cost-effectiveness and emission benefits of CMAQ projects.

CMAQ Cost-Effectiveness Policy Documentation

Includes documentation for each FTIP

Annual Reports
All agencies receiving CMAQ funds must provide an annual report to Caltrans and the Federal Highways Administration on the funding and emission reductions achieved in that year.


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