MORPC-attributable Funding for Transportation

A portion of federal transportation funding is allocated at MORPC’s discretion, following an application and selection process. We call these funds MORPC-Attributable Funds. We work closely with local agencies to prioritize the use of these funds to meet their needs and those of the entire region. They can be used for roads and bridges, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks, and a variety of other activities.

The funds come from three federal programs: the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG), the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

We manage this program under the oversight of our Attributable Funds Committee (AFC). The committee recommended revisions to improve the project selection process for 2020, and we adopted them on March 12.

View Policies for Managing MORPC-Attributable Funds

 

2020-2021 Application Funding Cycle

We solicit and evaluate applications for funding from local public agencies every two years. Because of the time it takes to plan, study and design these projects, we try to keep most of the next four years’ worth of funding lined up for projects already in the pipeline. Below are some important dates in the selection process that are included in the policies:

June 1 Tentative launch date for the online application
June 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams Workshop for attributable funds applicants and sponsors
July 10, 5 p.m. Commitment Update Forms for outstanding commitments are due
July 17, 5 p.m. Screening Applications for new funding requests are due
October 9, 5 p.m. Final Applications for new funding requests are due

 

Virtual Workshop (June 3, 2020)

View Virtual Workshop Presentation Slides

View Virtual Workshop Recording (a short portion of the introduction failed to record)

Because of the time it takes to plan, study and design these projects, we try to keep most of the next four years’ worth of funding lined up for projects already in the pipeline. We are looking for projects that will be ready for construction in 2026 and 2027, and other transportation activities that need funding after 2021. We are expecting $55-65 million to be available for this round of funding. The amount of available funding for each activity category/project type is listed below.

Major Widening/New Roadway $35 to $55 million
Minor Widening/Intersections/Signals $10 to $30 million
System Preservation $4 to $15 million
Transit $3 to $25 million
Bicycle and Pedestrian Up to $10 million

 

Project updates for outstanding funding commitments were due on July 10, 2020. A summary of these updates can be found here:

Summary of Updates

Screening application for new funding requests were due on July 17, 2020. A summary of these screening applications can be found here:

Summary of Screening Applications

Attributable funding evaluation GIS data can be downloaded here.

For more information, contact Tom Graham at 614.233.4193.

 

2018-2019 Application Funding Cycle Results

During the 2018-2019 application and selection process, we received applications for 35 new funding requests – including one withdrawn by the applicant during the evaluation process – and four applications to significantly increase the amounts previously committed to projects in development. We also received updated information on our outstanding commitments, including requests for minor increases in funding commitments for some projects.

Currently funded projects can be viewed here

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