SCAG is now accepting project nominations for Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) funding. This funding solicitation has an estimated combined budget of $278 million across all three funding sources.
The STBG program is a federal funding source that may be used for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance of highways, bridges, public roads, transit capital projects, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The CMAQ program is a federal funding source for transportation projects and programs to reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, carbon monoxide or particulate matter (i.e., nonattainment areas) and for former nonattainment areas now in compliance (i.e., maintenance areas). Approximately *$130 million in STBG apportionments and *$57 million in CMAQ apportionments for federal fiscal year 2023 through federal fiscal year 2026 is available for the SCAG region.
Eligible applicants for CRP, CMAQ, and STBG funding include SCAG cities, counties, transit agencies, federally recognized Tribal governments, and county transportation commissions. County transportation commissions in the regionThe Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act created the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) to provide federal funding to projects that decrease transportation emissions, defined as the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from on-road, highway sources. California receives annual apportionments of CRP over five years. Approximately *$92 million in local CRP apportionments for federal fiscal year 2023 through federal fiscal year 2026 is available for the SCAG region.
County transportation commissions in the region will coordinate with eligible entities within their counties to submit prioritized project nominations and required documentation. Local agencies should confer with their county transportation commission for county-specific application deadlines. SCAG will review the county transportation commissions’ project submissions against program criteria and develop a list of prioritized projects for approval by the SCAG Regional Council in June.
Projects approved by SCAG for STBG, CMAQ and CRP funding must be programmed in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP).
(*Actual apportionment amounts may differ.)