Application Materials

CMAQ Information Sheet

CMAQ Pre-Application

CMAQ Application

CMAQ Supplemental Application- Traffic Flow Improvements

CMAQ Supplemental Application- Travel Demand Management

CMAQ Supplemental Application- PM-10 Reductions

CMAQ Project Endorsement Form

Safe and Complete Streets Policy and Checklist

Air Quality Boundaries Map

2010 Employment Density Map

2040 Employment Density Map

2010 Housing Unit Density

2040 Housing Unit Density

Spokane County Minority Population Map

Spokane County Poverty Level Population Map

Horizon 2040 Priority Network Maps

High Performance Transit Map

Congestion Management Process





2018-2020 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) Program Call for Projects

SRTC recently released a call for projects for the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality program (CMAQ) for the fiscal years of 2018-2020. SRTC awarded $12 million in CMAQ funds under this solicitation.

A subcommittee of SRTC staff, Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) and Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) members scored applications for the submitted projects and recommended a prioritized list of projects to the SRTC Board. The Board approved that list on July 9, 2015.

Here is the list of Board-approved CMAQ Projects

The CMAQ program provides a flexible funding source to State and local governments for transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Funding is available to reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), or nonattainment areas, and for areas that were out of compliance but have now met the standards, known as maintenance areas. The Spokane Region is classified as a maintenance area for carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter-10 (PM10). Click here to view the map of the Spokane air quality boundaries.

Projects require a 13.5% local match of funds.

Eligible Project Types
Eligible Activities Include:

  1. Projects that improve traffic flow, including efforts to provide signal systemization, construct HOV lanes; streamline intersections; add turning lanes; improve transportation systems management and operations that mitigate congestion and improve air quality; and implement ITS and other CMAQ-eligible projects, including efforts to improve incident and emergency response or improve mobility, such as through real time traffic, transit and multimodal traveler information.
  2. Projects or programs that shift travel demand to nonpeak hours or other transportation modes, increase vehicle occupancy rates, or otherwise reduce demand through initiatives, such as teleworking, ridesharing, pricing, and others.
  3. Transit investments, including transit vehicle acquisitions and construction of new facilities or improvements to facilities that increase transit capacity. The MAP-21 provision on operating assistance (23 USC 149(m)) is being reviewed and guidance interpreting the provision will be issued in the future.
  4. Non-recreational bicycle transportation and pedestrian improvements that provide a reduction in single-occupant vehicle travel.
  5. Acquisition of diesel retrofits, including tailpipe emissions control devices, and the provision of diesel-related outreach activities.

Ineligible Activities:

No funds may be used to add capacity except for High Occupancy Vehicle facilities that are available to Single Occupancy Vehicles only at off-peak times.

For a full list of eligible activities please refer to FHWA’s Program Guidance on the CMAQ program:


Target Distribution by Project Category
The SRTC Board approved the following CMAQ funding priorities for the 2018-2020 CMAQ call for projects at their February 12, 2015 meeting:

CMAQ Project Category
Funding Priority
Funding Amount
Travel Demand Management
$7.5 million
Traffic Flow Improvements
$2.9 million
Particulate Matter (PM10) Reductions
$1.1 million


Evaluation Criteria
The evaluation criteria for the CMAQ call were developed by a voluntary subcommittee of TTC and TAC members and SRTC staff.

Economic Vitality
Cooperation & Leadership
Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Preservation (includes CMP questions)
Safety & Security
Choice & Mobility 14%
Quality of Life 5%
Air Quality Benefit 40%