Local and state government agencies are eligible to apply for CMAQ funding. Non-profits and private sector entities may partner with an eligible applicant to complete a project.
In order to be eligible for CMAQ funding a project must be located in one of the CMAQ eligible areas (or have a direct AQ benefit to one of these areas) and must reduce CO2, NOX, VOCs, PM2.5, and PM10 emissions from transportation. Ancillary benefits of eligible projects, such as greenhouse gas reductions, congestion relief, mobility, and safety may be considered when awarding CMAQ funding, although those benefits do not establish eligibility on their own.
There is not set limit on the number of applications an applicant may submit or the amount of funding for which an applicant can apply. However, applicants should keep in mind the state receives a limited amount of CMAQ funding on an annual basis.
Projects must follow all federal and state guidelines outlined in the KYTC Federal-Aid Highway Program Project Development Guide for Local Public Agencies (LPAs).
The Office of Local Programs will be accepting applications for CMAQ funding March 16, 2015 through April 30, 2015. The application can be found in the Documents section of this page. Instructions for completing and submitting the application are included in the application form. Questions regarding the application process should be directed via e-mail to Jackie Jones.