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.
2019 CMAQ Information – Call-For-Projects is now closed.
CMAQ guidelines and applications packet were presented to the Fresno COG Policy Board on September 26, 2019 for approval. Upon Policy Board approval the call for projects was initiated. 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 email@example.com
2019-20 CMAQ Application Packet (please note, final application is in Microsoft Word format, please contact Braden Duran for a copy of the document)
2019 CMAQ Tentative Timeline (see updates below)
|Programming subcommittee convenes to review scoring criteria and call information||July – August 2019|
|Guidelines, criteria and application packet to TTC/PAC for approval||September 13, 2019|
|Guidelines, criteria and application packet to COG Policy Board for adoption/initiates call for projects||September 26, 2019|
|Call for Projects Workshop for member agencies||October 2, 2019|
|Regional bid project submittals DUE||November 15, 2019|
|CMAQ scoring committee convenes (updated)||Postponed until further notice|
|Lifeline project submittals DUE (updated)||May 22, 2020
|COG Policy Board approves recommended projects (updated)||TBD|
|2021 FTIP submittal to Caltrans and approval process||October – December 2020|
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org