8/5/2021 NOTICE: The Iowa DOT is now accepting applications for the annual Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program funding cycle. Applications shall be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2021. An email submission must still be followed by receipt of a single signed color original of the completed application via U.S. mail and received no later than close of business Oct. 8, 2021.
All hardcopies shall be submitted via U.S. mail to:
Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program
Iowa Department of Transportation
Systems Planning Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)
Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the current Federal Transportation Reauthorization Act, continued the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to provide 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 for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter (nonattainment areas) and for former nonattainment areas that are now in compliance (maintenance areas).
Indicative of the Congressional intent for creating the CMAQ Program, the Iowa DOT Commission established ICAAP in 1995. Iowa DOT administers the ICAAP on a statewide competitive application basis and awards federal funds to projects with the highest potential for reducing transportation-related congestion and air pollution. Project applications may be submitted by cities, counties, public transit agencies, and state and federal agencies. Private nonprofit organizations and individuals who want to apply for funding must have a public agency as a co-sponsor.
Proposed projects are evaluated and ranked by a project evaluation committee comprising representatives from the Iowa DOT's Systems Planning Bureau, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Public Transit Authority, MPOs, and RPAs. The Iowa DOT Commission has final project selection authority. Under FAST Act, Iowa DOT earmarked and administers $4.0 million of CMAQ funds annually for ICAAP.
ICAAP FUNDING APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
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