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 February 14, 2019.

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.

Supplemental Materials

Project Development Workshops

EWG held five project development workshops in December 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. Presentations for the Illinois and Missouri workshops are available for download 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 in regard 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 workshop are responsible for their own parking expenses.

Registration for Project Review Workshops is now closed. If you were not able to register and have specific questions about your project, please contact

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.

Registration for Logical Termini Reviews is now closed. If you still need your termini approved, please contact immediately.



  • 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.
  • Please review the CMAQ Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question has already been asked.  This document will be regularly updated as questions come in.
  • 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