CMAQ VAN POOL ONLY
Federal funds available under this program are used to finance transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Eligible activities include transit improvements, traffic signal synchronization, bike/ped projects, intersection improvements, travel demand management strategies, traffic flow improvements, and public fleet conversions to cleaner fuels. At the project level, the use of CMAQ funds is not constrained to a particular system (i.e. Primary, Urban, or NHS). Of the total received, 86.58% is federal and 13.42% is non-federal match. A requirement for the use of these funds is to estimate the reduction in pollutants resulting from implementing the program/project. These estimates are reported yearly to FHWA.
TEA-21 provided for significantly more flexibility in the use of CMAQ funds. Prior to TEA-21, almost all CMAQ funds had to be used in Missoula, Montana's only moderate CO non-attainment area. Although Missoula continues to receive the CMAQ funds that come to Montana by virtue of the federal formula, MDT has directed approximately 90% of Montana's CMAQ apportionment to several new state programs.