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


On June 24th, 2021, the Fresno COG Policy Board approved and initiated the 2021-22 CMAQ Call-For-Projects. The guidelines/applications/application materials are available to download in the zipped folder below. Please contact Braden Duran ( with any questions.


Approved 2021-22 CMAQ Package (Updated July 23rd)


2021-22 CMAQ Timeline

Programming subcommittee convenes to review scoring criteria and call information February – May 2021
Guidelines, criteria, and application packet to be presented to TTC/PAC for recommendation of approval to the FCOG Policy Board June 11, 2021
Guidelines, criteria, and application packet to be presented to the FCOG Policy Board for approval/adoption and initiation of call-for-projects June 24, 2021
Call-for-Projects workshop for member agencies July 15, 2021
Regional Bid project applications DUE by 12:00 PM September 17, 2021
CMAQ Scoring Committee convenes Week of December 13, 2021
FCOG Policy Board approves the scoring committee project recommendations January 27, 2022
Targeted Performance Program project applications and funding plans DUE by COB February, 25, 2022
Awarded projects programmed into 2023 FTIP and anticipated FHWA approval of the 2023 FTIP / 2022 RTP / Conformity Analysis Fall 2022


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


Previous Awarded Projects

2019 Awarded CMAQ Projects

2017 Awarded CMAQ Projects

2015 Awarded CMAQ Projects

2013 Awarded CMAQ Projects

2011 Awarded CMAQ Projects


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