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.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on June 14, 2018.

Application Materials

The CMAQ Project Development Workbook provides information on the CMAQ program requirements and describes how to complete and submit a CMAQ application. To apply for funding, you need to complete the online CMAQ application. The CMAQ application must be completed through the EWG online application form.  Please read the CMAQ Application Information before beginning the application.

Application Form

Supplemental Materials

Project Development Workshops

EWG held five project development workshops in March 2018 to clarify CMAQ program requirements, application procedures, project selection criteria, and program schedule. Information on the STP-S program was also presented at the workshops.  Please review the presentation materials below.

Project Review Workshops

EWG will host three project review workshops for CMAQ applicants. At these workshops, applicants will receive feedback from a panel of experts with regards to their proposed application. This workshop is intended for applicants that have at the very least a specific project concept to present for review. Applicants are required to submit a preliminary application, including a project location map, before the workshop so the panelists can gain some knowledge of the projects they will be reviewing. Each applicant will have a half-hour to discuss up to two projects. Attendance at this workshop is encouraged, but not required to submit a project application. Attendees at the Missouri workshops are responsible for their own parking expenses.

All Project Review Workshop sessions are now full.

Logical Termini Review

Illinois project sponsors are required to have defined logical termini before a final application may be submitted. This means a project must have rational end points and have independent utility when completed. If logical termini have not been approved by IDOT for a project, Illinois project sponsors are required to attend a logical termini review at IDOT. The review consists of a 20-minute time slot for the project sponsor to discuss the project scope and for IDOT and FHWA to make a determination on termini.

All sessions are currently full. If you have not yet attended a session, please contact



  • Review the CMAQ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CMAQ Call for Projects.
  • Visit EWG’s CMAQ page to find out more information about the CMAQ program.
  • Visit EWG’s STP-S page to find out information about the STP-S program.
  • If you need technical assistance or have questions about your CMAQ Application, please contact EWG staff by phone at (314) 421.4220 or (618) 274.2750 or by email at