Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

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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.


2021 CMAQ Call-For-Projects Information


CMAQ and STBG Subcommittee Meeting #4 Materials:




Draft CMAQ Guidelines

Draft CMAQ Regional Bid Application

Draft CMAQ Regional Bid Application with markup

Draft CMAQ TPP Application

Draft CMAQ TPP Financial Plan


Draft STBG Guidelines

Draft STBG Application

Draft STBG Application with markup

Draft STBG TPP Application

Draft STBG TPP Financial Plan


Tentative Timeline



2021-22 CMAQ Timeline – Coming Soon



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. This report is available upon request using the contact information below.


For further information on eligible projects, submittal of applications or other questions related to the CMAQ program, please contact Braden Duran at (559) 233-4148 ext. 217 or

Under the governor’s July 13 public health order, Fresno COG’s office is closed to the general public until further notice.

ONLY payments for Regional Transportation Mitigation Fees will be accepted and processed in person at the front counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Masks are required.

All Senior Scrip orders may be placed online at or by mail. For Senior Scrip questions, call 559-233-4148, Ext. 216.