Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Application Deadline

July 8, 2019


DVRPC's Competitive Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) seeks to fund transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in the DVRPC Region. CMAQ eligible projects will demonstrably reduce air pollution emissions and help the DVRPC region meet the federal health based air quality standards.

This CMAQ Program is not a grant program. The sponsor does not receive grant funds to start the project; rather, the sponsor is reimbursed for costs incurred after receiving funding authorization for the project and a notice to proceed. Costs incurred prior to project selection and notice to proceed will not be reimbursed. All awarded projects must authorize federal CMAQ funds by the deadline stated in their award letters. Due to the complexity of managing CMAQ construction projects, DVRPC is requiring a minimum project request be $250,000 for construction projects and $100,000 for transit vehicle acquisitions to expand existing fleet or introduce a new transit service. There is also a soft maximum cap of $4 million for a single application.

The DVRPC FY2019 Competitive CMAQ Program for Pennsylvania is now open. Please visit to access the FY2019 Competitive CMAQ Program Application Portal.

Common Eligible Projects

Transportation Control Measures, Extreme low-temperature cold start programs, Congestion reduction and traffic flow improvements, Transit improvements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, bikeshare infrastructure, travel demand management, public education and outreach activities, freight/intermodal, idle reduction, training, inspection and maintenance programs, experimental pilot projects

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