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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit


For Immediate Release
May 1, 2019
Thomas Jameson, Planning & Community Assistance Bureau, (603) 271-3462
Bill Boynton, Public Information Officer, (603) 271-6495
2019 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program Application Period Begins

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation NHDOT) announces the start of the 2019 application cycle for the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) program. The CMAQ program is a federally funded reimbursement program that provides up to 80% of funds for projects that improve air quality by reducing the amount of vehicular emissions. There is approximately $13.5 million in federal dollars available for this round.

Examples of CMAQ projects include: Transit investments, signal coordination, intersection improvements, park and ride facilities, intelligent transportation systems, and non-recreational bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The application process is broken into three distinct and mandatory steps.

  1. Submission of a Letter of Interest (LOI)
  2. Attendance at a mandatory pre-application informational meeting hosted by the Department
  3. Submission of the CMAQ application

Key Dates:

  • May 1, 2019: Application cycle announced and guidance document released.
  • June 7, 2019: Letters of Interest due to NHDOT by 4:00pm.
  • June: Mandatory Municipally Managed Project Workshops to be scheduled at various locations. 
  • September 6, 2019: Completed applications due to NHDOT.
  • November 1, 2019: Application scores and rankings due.

The application will be available in May. A Letter of Interest (LOI) and attendance at the pre-application information meeting is Mandatory. Failure to meet both of those requirements will disqualify your application from being submitted for possible funding.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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