CMAQ funds are intended to fund transportation projects that improve air quality. They are not eligible for through travel lanes.
An eligible project sponsor must be a local government in the Ogden/ Layton or Salt Lake/ West Valley Urbanized Area, the department of transportation, or the transit authority. Other entities interested in applying must submit a letter in cooperation with an eligible project sponsor.
Funds must be used for projects which improve air quality. Eligible projects include transportation activities in the State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP); construction or purchase of public transportation facilities and equipment; construction of bicycle or pedestrian facilities serving transportation needs; promotion of alternative modes, including ridesharing; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and certain traffic control measures, such as traffic signal coordination, intersection improvements, and incident management. The funds may not be used for major road widening.
By population formula, the federal government currently apportions approximately $2,000,000 - $3,000,000 in CMAQ funds each year to the Ogden/ Layton Urbanized Area and approximately $5,000,000 to the Salt Lake/ West Valley Urbanized Area. Funds are programmed over a six year period and applicants currently will be competing for funds available in the federal fiscal year 2024.
Letters of Intent
Sponsors of eligible projects will be notified and required to submit a new and/or updated “Project Evaluation Concept Report,” “Cost Estimation Form,” and “Emissions Analysis Form” for each project by January 18, 2018. These reports will be reviewed for completeness. The projects will be evaluated and scored by the WFRC staff according to the approved criteria prior to presenting information to the Technical Advisory Committees for review and recommendation. The projects and the recommendations will then be presented to the COGs for discussion and review, as well as to Trans Com for recommendation to the Regional Council.Letter of Intent Form