DVRPC Announces Funding Opportunity for Transportation Projects that Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) opened a competitive funding round for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program. DVRPC's CMAQ Program will make $20 million available in the DVRPC Pennsylvania counties for projects that will improve air quality and/or reduce traffic congestion.

Examples of eligible CMAQ projects include pedestrian and bicycle projects, transit improvement programs, congestion reduction and traffic flow improvements, diesel retrofit projects, and funding of transportation demand management programs, among others. Public agencies and private-public partnerships with a public agency sponsor are eligible to apply for the CMAQ competitive program funds.

CMAQ program application forms and program guidance are available at The application period will remain open from today, January 21, 2016, until 5 p.m. on April 21, 2016.

All applicants are expected to attend a mandatory information session on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the DVRPC Offices at 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Please direct questions to or call 215-238-2860.