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 Thursday, February 9, 2023.

Application Materials

The CMAQ Project Development Workbook provides information on the CMAQ program requirements and describes how to complete and submit a CMAQ application. If applying for Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) funds, fill out this application. More information on CRP is provided in Appendix B of the CMAQ Project Development Workbook. Sponsor information is required to download the project application. Click on the button below to download the project application form. 

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

Supplemental Materials

Additional Resources

Project Development Workshops

EWG hosted three project development workshops 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 virtual workshop is below or click here to download it and view later.

Project Development Workshop Video

Virtual Project Review Meetings

EWG will host project review meetings for project sponsors. The review meetings provide an opportunity for project sponsors to meet withEWG staff to discuss various components of the proposed project, including project concepts, eligibility, project schedule, etc. Sponsorswill be able to sign up for a 30-minute time slot, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., on the following days: January 6, January 13, January 20, and January 27. This meeting is intended for project sponsors that have at the very least a specific project concept to present for review. Sponsors are required to submit a Project Review Meetings Information Form or draft application before the workshop so the panelists can gain some knowledge of the projects they will be reviewing. Each sponsor may bring no more than two projects to discuss in a half-hour time slot. Attendance at this meeting is encouraged, but not required to submit a project application.

Meeting Registration


  • 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