In April of 2008, the Transportation Board decided to suspend solicitation for new CMAQ projects for FY 2011-2013.
Depending on future funding, the program may be reinstated.
What is the CMAQ Program?
The Idaho Transportation Department’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) is
a statewide competitive program that provides federal transportation funds to implement cost-effective activities,
plans, and projects that are mutually beneficial to transportation and air quality.
Idaho’s CMAQ projects should demonstrate the highest potential for preventing or relieving a community’s particular
air quality problem. Planning activities can also be funded to develop a strategic plan that identifies additional projects
and programs designed to reduce a community’s transportation-related air quality problems.
The CMAQ Program was created by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
(), and continues under the current authority found in the Safe,
Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
() through fiscal year 2009. In Idaho, by federal law,
the CMAQ funds can be used for CMAQ projects or for regular highway projects. More detailed information about the program can be found by visiting the Federal Highway Administration CMAQ website from the link below.
What Projects are Eligible?
CMAQ funding is available throughout all areas of the state which have transportation-related air- quality problems.
Needs are determined by local governments, who work with the Idaho Transportation Department, the Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality (), and the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council
() to identify solutions to transportation-related air-quality problems. A
list of past projects can be found .