Congestion Mitigation Air Quality
The CMAQ program provides funding for projects that will improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in areas not currently meeting federally mandated air quality standards. Eligible project applicants include communities, private entities or public private partnerships. CMAQ projects will be evaluated by the Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization and the State CMAQ Advisory Committee, and must demonstrate air quality benefits in the form of reduced emissions. A 20% non-federal match is required of the applicants.
Types of projects eligible for funding under this category include: transit projects; rideshare and other transportation demand management (TDM) programs; Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects that reduce traffic delays; bike and pedestrian facilities; and other initiatives that reduce emissions of air pollutants. There will be a strong preference for projects with high air quality benefits and cost/benefit ratios in this funding round.
CMAQ Public Access System has been developed by FHWA and is now available for general use. States have been required to submit annual reports of their CMAQ project obligations in March of every year. The FHWA uses these yearly submissions to maintain an active database of CMAQ investments, trends within the program, and other anecdotal information focusing on the program's performance. This database of CMAQ Project information has always been reserved for internal use by FHWA personnel for Congressional reporting and made available to state DOTs and MPOs on an as-needed basis.
With the release of the CMAQ Public Access System, CMAQ project information from 1992 through 2009 will now be publicly available and searchable in various reporting formats. This will be the first opportunity for the general public to directly access information concerning FHWA-approved CMAQ Projects submitted through the annual reporting process. The Public Access System webpage along with CMAQ system support and guidance information will be available through the FHWA, Air Quality/CMAQ website (https://fhwaapps.fhwa.dot.gov/cmaq_pub/HomePage/).
The Transportation Enhancement program provides funding for projects that will enhance the overall transportation system. All communities in the state are eligible for these funds. Eligible project applicants include communities, private entities or public private partnerships. A 20% non-federal match is required of the applicants. Transportation Enhancement project applications will be evaluated first at a regional level by Regional Planning Commissions, and at the state level by the State Transportation Enhancement Advisory Committee.
Types of projects eligible for funding under this category include: bicycle and pedestrian facilities; safety and educational activities for bicyclists and pedestrians; scenic or historic highway programs; landscaping and other scenic beautification; historic preservation efforts related to transportation facilities; and more...
Download: Final CMAQ List with Commissioners Signature; PDF; 739 KB; February 9, 2011
Download: Final CMAQ Project Rankings & Cost Benefit Analysis; .PDF; September 16, 2010
Download: CMAQ Project Descriptions; .PDF; September 16, 2010
Download: Round 9 Final CMAQ Scoring Criteria; PDF; February 1, 2010
Download: Round 9 CMAQ Application; .DOC; March 3, 2010
Download: Round 9 CMAQ Guidance; PDF; November 24, 2009
Download: Round 9 CMAQ Key Dates; PDF; November 24, 2009
Download: Round 9 CMAQ NHDOT Scoring Information; PDF; November 24, 2009
Download: Air Quality Information Fact Sheet; PDF; November 24, 2009
Download: Ozone Non-Attainment Map; PDF; November 24, 2009
Download: CMAQ Status Report 7/2/08; .pdf 142 KB; 3/12/09
Download: Final TE Project Selection; .PDF; September 28, 2010
Download: Strafford MPO TE Scoring Criteria; PDF; September 02, 2009
Download: Round 9 TE Application; PDF; June 03, 2009
Download: Round 9 TE Guidance; PDF; June 03, 2009