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2017 - Project Application Round

East-West Gateway had a call for applications for Surface Transportation Program - Suballocated (STP-S) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) projects. The project applications were due on March 2, 2017. The application period for STP-S and CMAQ projects is now closed.

Illinois sponsors submitted 23 STP-S applications requesting $12.6 million in federal funds and six CMAQ applications requesting $5.0 million in federal funds.

Missouri sponsors submitted 97 STP-S applications requesting $93.4 million in federal funds and 24 CMAQ applications requesting $29.0 million in federal funds.

Summary of Submitted Projects

East-West Gateway accepted public comments on the submitted project applications from March 22 - April 20, 2017. The comment period is now closed.

The Illinois and Missouri Transportation Planning Committees will be meeting in early May to make project recommendations. The recommendations will be presented to the Board of Directors in May and included in the draft FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.  Application information is archived below.

Application Archive
Important Application Information
Summary of STP-S and CMAQ Programs
including available funding and years available
Consultant Conflict of Interest
(for Missouri sponsors)

Surface Transportation Block Grant Program - Suballocated

STP-S funds can be used for projects such as pavement preservation, highway expansion, congestion mitigation, safety, environmental mitigation, transit, and pedestrian facilities. Projects on roads functionally classified as local or rural minor collectors are not eligible for these funds. Bridges on any functionally classified road are eligible for STP-S funds, however, bridges on roads functionally classified as local or rural minor collectors may be replaced with only minimal connecting road work eligible for federal funds. STP-S funds are available to eligible Illinois and Missouri sponsors.

STP Application
STP Application Checklist
STP-S Workbook
Crash Summary Form
(in excel format)
Crash Calculation Form
(in excel format)
Estimate of Project Cost Form
(in excel format)

Other Requirements – Only one form needs to be submitted per sponsor
Operations and Maintenance (xls)

STP-S Resources:
STP-S guidance - Links to Federal Highway Administration website
Functional classification of roadways
STP-S: Investment Evaluation Methodology
Missouri Locally Maintained Deficient Bridges
Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) Manual
Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse
Environmental Justice Map
Project Utilization Index Map
Industrial Site Areas Map

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program

CMAQ funds are intended to fund transportation programs or projects that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter.  Eligible activities include traffic flow improvement, demand management, shared ride services, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit vehicles/facilities, and operating assistance for new transit service.  Maintenance projects such as road resurfacing/reconstruction and projects that add new capacity for single occupant vehicles are not eligible.  CMAQ funds are available to eligible Illinois and Missouri sponsors.

CMAQ Application
CMAQ Application Checklist
CMAQ Workbook
CMAQdata.xlsx spreadsheet
Estimate of Project Cost Form
(in excel format)
ITS project consistency statement
(for ITS projects)

Federal Highway Administration - CMAQ Guidance:
 Links to Federal Highway Administration website


Project Development Workshop

Project Development Workshops were held in December 2016 for Illinois and Missouri counties, municipalities and agencies interested in applying for federal funds for local transportation projects. Staff from East-West Gateway provided information on: Surface Transportation-Suballocated, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement programs; amounts of funding available under each program; project eligibility, and how to submit applications for funding.

Presentation from December 9 - Missouri Workshop
Presentation from December 13 - Illinois Workshop

Project Review Workshop

Project Review Workshops are scheduled for early February 2017.This workshop is intended for local agencies that have at least a specific project concept to present for review and feedback. Panelists will include IDOT, MoDOT and East-West Gateway staff, as well as experts in transit accessibility and bicycle and pedestrian elements, who can review project concepts, offer guidance, and answer questions related to the proposed project. Agencies can bring a completed or partially completed project application for review if they choose.  Registration information will be posted later in December. 

General Information and Resources:

Federal Highway Administration:
Federal-Aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

US DOT Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation
- Regulations and Recommendations

Americans With Disabilities Act

Person of Responsible Change
Online Training (MO Only)

East-West Gateway's Title VI Program
Great Streets Initiative
Gateway Bike Plan
Metro East Park and Recreation District Long Range Development Plan
St. Louis Regional ITS architecture
Project Utilization Development

St. Louis Regional Congestion Management Process

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

Title VI program highlights and information:
Title VI Guidance for sub-grantees, sub-contractors, and sub-recipients
Any questions on Title VI should be directed to Roz Rogers

Other Forms:
Non-Federally funded project disclosure form
 – intended for projects funded with local funds that add capacity to roadway system



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last update: Friday, April 21, 2017