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.
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.
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 will host three project review workshops in mid-January for CMAQ applicants. These workshops will use the Zoom virtual platform. The Illinois workshop will be on January 19, 2022. The Missouri workshops will be on January 14 and 21, 2022. 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 Project Review Workshop Information Form or 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. Registration for these workshops will be available starting in early December.