The Butte County Association of Governments has initiated a call for projects for federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Funds (CMAQ). Eligible applicants must have a master agreement in place with Caltrans. Typical applicants include cities and county, however, joint project sponsorship is allowed. Interested applicants without a master agreement with Caltrans are encouraged to work with the local cities and county for potential projects. New projects will be amended into the 2008/09 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). Questions regarding the CMAQ program or project eligibility can be directed to Ivan Garcia, Programming Manager at BCAG at (530) 879-2468 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Project nominations are due by December 11, 2009.
A complete applications includes completing the "Federal Projects Template" Microsoft XL file application containing four (4) tabs. The fifth tab is reserved for amendments:
Funding Information (A minimum non-federal match of 11.47% is required)
Public Participation and Pre-Nomination Consultation Requirements
Amendment Requests - For projects already programmed only
As a result of being non-attainment for ozone and carbon monoxide, BCAG receives federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds to implement projects that reduce vehicle emissions.
The purpose of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and carbon monoxide.