Call for Projects – CMAQ

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) is now accepting project applications for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. CMAQ funds are available to eligible Illinois and Missouri sponsors. Please review this informational document to learn more about the CMAQ application process.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Application Materials

The CMAQ Project Development Workbook provides information on the CMAQ program requirements and describes how to complete and submit a CMAQ application.  Sponsor information is required to download project applications.
Click on the button below to download the project application form.  Save the application to your computer before filling it out.

Please make sure to download the current materials. Do not reuse material from prior solicitations.

Supplemental Materials

Additional Resources

Virtual Project Development Workshop

On November 16, 2021, EWG hosted a virtual project development workshop to provide information on CMAQ, including program eligibility and requirements, project applications, scoring criteria, and available funding. The slide presentation is available for download. A recording of the workshop is below or click here to download it and view later.

Project Development Workshop Video

Virtual Project Review Workshops

EWG hosted three project review workshops in mid-January for CMAQ applicants. At these workshops, applicants received feedback from a panel of experts with regards to their proposed application. Each applicant had a half-hour to discuss up to two projects. Attendance at this workshop was encouraged, but not required to submit a project application.



  • Visit EWG’s CMAQ page to find out more information about the CMAQ program.
  • Visit EWG’s STP-S page to find out more information about the STP-S program.
  • If you need technical assistance or have questions about your CMAQ Application, please contact EWG staff by email at