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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.


2017-18 Call for Projects:


The tentative schedule for the “Call for Projects” and related Federal Transportation Improvement Programming and Air Quality Conformity processes are as follows:

  • July 19, 2017                 Programming Subcommittee
  • Sept. 28, 2017               COG Policy Board Approves/Initiates “Call for Projects”
  • October 5, 2017             CMAQ Workshop
  • Nov. 30, 2017                Project Submittals Due for Regional Bid (by Noon)
  • Feb. 5, 2018                  Project Submittals Due for Lifeline Applications (by COB)
  • May 31, 2018                 Fresno COG Board Project Approvals/Council resolutions due
  • June 2018                      Projects Programed into 2019 FTIP
  • Oct.-Dec. 2018               Anticipated FHWA approval of 2019 FTIP/ Conformity Analysis


2017-18 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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