CMAQ and STBG Programs

About CMAQ

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), is a federal-aid highway program that provides funds for transportation projects or programs that will contribute to meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act.  CMAQ funds generally cannot be used for projects that result in the construction of new capacity for single-occupancy vehicles. You can learn more about the federal CMAQ funding program here.

About STBG

The Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) is the most flexible type of federal transportation funding and can be used for a wide range of transportation projects, planning, and programs. You can learn more about the federal STBG funding program here.

Call for Projects for Fiscal Years 2023-2028

The FY23-28 call for projects will run from January 25 through February 15th.

CMAQ Project Application Form

FHWA Air Quality Tool Site (FHWA Bike/Ped Air Quality Tool User Guide, FHWA Training Webinar)

Application and Project Selection Process

The FAMPO documents, CMAQ Project Selection Process and STBG Project Selection Process detail the application process as well as the methodology used to select and prioritize projects for CMAQ and STBG funding. The documents are available here (CMAQ or STBG) and were approved on January 24, 2022.

Current CMAQ and STBG Allocations

This spreadsheet lists all projects in the FAMPO area that have been allocated CMAQ and STBG funding for fiscal years 2022 through 2027. This was approved by the FAMPO Policy Committee on May 20, 2021 for consideration in the draft VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program. The chart refers to STBG funds by the former acronym, RSTP.


Last year’s FY22-27 project scoring summaries can be found here.