Office of Systems Planning

Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)

Program manager

Zachary Bitting
Phone: 515-239-1713
All applications for the Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program shall be received or postmarked by Iowa DOT by October 1. This includes the original and eight (8) color hard copies of the completed application and all attachments. Email submissions of the completed application to zac.bitting@iowadot.us by October 1 meet the submittal deadline, but the original and eight color hard copies of the completed application must follow by mail.

Statewide ICAAP Application Summary


FFY 2019 Recommendations
FFY 2018 approved projects and awarded funding amounts
FFY 2017 approved projects and awarded funding amounts
FFY 2016 approved projects and awarded funding amounts
FFY 2015 approved projects and awarded funding amounts
FFY 2014 approved projects and awarded funding amounts

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 Office of Systems Planning, 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 APPLICATION, INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS

ICAAP Application Handbook – July 2017
Application and Instruction for ICAAP Funding
Instructional Memorandums and the Federal-aid Project Development Guide for Local Public Agencies – Office of Local Systems
ICAAP Project Reimbursement Form

EMISSION TOOLS AND RESOURCES

MOBILE 6.2 – Calculates the current and future inventories on emissions of hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and carbon monoxide from passenger cars, motorcycles, light- and heavy-duty trucks at the local, state and national level.