The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) annually sub-allocates federal transportation funding via the MPO and Large Cities Capital Program. Funds sub-allocated to MORPC are collectively called MORPC-attributable funds. These include:

Public agencies can apply for these funds, which can be used for transportation projects and programs in Delaware and Franklin counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County, and Jerome Township in Union County.

Under the oversight of the Attributable Funds Committee (AFC), MORPC conducts a process every two years to solicit applications for funding and evaluate the proposed projects. The AFC then recommends a program of projects for approval by MORPC's Transportation Policy Committee. 

Funding is typically committed six years or more in advance of when needed. The next call for funding applications is expected to begin in the spring of 2018. Most of the approximately $70 million is expected to be available after 2023.

2016 Application Cycle

The previous application and selection process began in April 2016 with the adoption of Policies for Managing MORPC-Attributable Funds, following a public review and comment period.

During the summer of 2016, MORPC accepted applications for funding. Additional information was provided for applicants at MORPC's Attributable Funding Workshop help May 10, 2016, including this presentation.

MORPC received 38 final applications for new funding commitments that requested a total of $193 million before adding inflation costs. MORPC staff and the Attributable Funds Committee (AFC) completed a review and evaluation of the projects from August through November. The AFC approved a draft of funding recommendations for attributable funds available SFYs 2018-2023 and some funds beyond SFY 2023. The draft recommendations were available for public review and comment from December 5, 2016 until January 3, 2017. MORPC received 10 comments. The AFC did not modify its final recommendations as a result of the comments.

Summary of 2016 Funding Requests

MORPC Funding
Previous Commitments$156,729,000
New Commitments & Cost Increases$82,371,000
Total Proposed for Funding$239,100,000
Total Requests Not Proposed for Funding$133,240,000
Total for All Requests$372,340,000

MORPC’s Transportation Policy Committee adopted the final recommendations at its meeting on March 9, 2017. The adopted funding commitments in SFYs 2018 through 2021 were included in MORPC’s SFY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which will be adopted on May 11, 2017.

For more information contact Ronni Nimps at 614.233.4151 or Nathaniel Vogt at 614.233.4183.