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.

Public Meeting Notice: Subcommittee Virtual Meeting on the CMAQ/STBG Project Selection Process on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:30 am. Technical experts will meet to discuss a new transportation project selection process for the distribution of federal funds known as CMAQ/STBG. For more information on this subcommittee meeting, email Adam Hager at Join the virtual meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting: For your smartphone or tablet, you may search your app store for GoToMeeting. If you are unable to join by computer, smartphone, or tablet, you can dial in using your phone: 1 (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 830-528-245.

Agenda and Meeting Packet

Application and Project Selection Process

The FAMPO document, CMAQ/RSTP Funding Project Application, Selection, and Prioritization Methodology details the application process as well as the methodology used to select and prioritize projects for CMAQ and STBG funding. The document is available here and was amended on February 22, 2021.

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.

Call for Projects for Fiscal Years 2022-2027

The FY22-27 call for projects ran from March 1st through March 22nd of 2021.

Project scoring summaries can be found here.