Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program provides a funding source for State and local governments to fund transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its amendments and is codified at 23 USC Sec 149. CMAQ funds support state- and locally selected transportation projects that reduce mobile source emissions in both current and former areas designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be in nonattainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and/or particulate matter.
Many types of projects are eligible under the CMAQ program including electric vehicles and charging stations, diesel engine replacements and retrofits, transit improvements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, shared micromobility projects including shared scooter systems, and more. In addition to improving air quality and reducing congestion, CMAQ projects can improve equitable access to transportation services, improve safety, and promote application of new and emerging technologies.
KYOVA only receives CMAQ suballocated funds from Ohio; therefore, the urbanized portion of Lawrence County is the only area within the KYOVA that can apply for funds through our process. Cabell and Wayne counties, West Virginia, Boyd County, Kentucky and a portion of Greenup County, Kentucky are eligible for CMAQ funds but must apply through their respective state DOTs.
Unfortunately, all Ohio CMAQ funds have been committed through FY 2025. Please contact KYOVA Staff if you are interested in CMAQ funds for the urbanized area of Lawrence County, Ohio. Entities interested in CMAQ funds for a Kentucky or West Virginia project must contact their state DOTs. You may use the following link to access Kentucky’s CMAQ page: Click Here
For more information on funding, eligible recipients, and eligible activities, please review the information sheet provided by the Federal Highway Administration at the following link: Click Here