Draft Policies for Allocating MORPC-Attributable Transportation Funding Available for Review and Comment
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking comments on its policies that determine how MORPC-attributable federal transportation funding is committed to projects.
Approximately $65 million is awarded to projects every two years in MORPC’s transportation planning area that consists of: Delaware and Franklin counties; Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County; Pataskala, New Albany and Etna Township in Licking County; and Jerome Township in Union County.
Prior to requesting funding applications, MORPC reviews, revises as necessary, and readopts the Policies for Managing MORPC-Attributable Funds. The document describes the process for local governments to apply for MORPC-attributable transportation funds and for MORPC to select projects that will receive a commitment of funds.
During the past several months, MORPC convened the Attributable Funds Committee to review and update the policies. The policy document includes a schedule, eligibility requirements, application requirements, evaluation criteria, procedures for ranking and selecting projects for funding, requirements for sponsors receiving a funding commitment, and other policies for managing the funding program.
The Draft Policies for Managing MORPC-Attributable Funds are available for public review and comment on the MORPC website at morpc.org/funding.
MORPC will be accepting public comments on the policies through March 18, 2022.
Comments may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Nick Gill, Transportation Study Director, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, OH, 43215-5222.
The Transportation Policy Committee is scheduled to consider adopting the policies on May 12, 2022. For more information, contact Thomas Graham at 614.233.4193 or via email at email@example.com.