The Alamo Area MPO is holding a Call for Projects to award federal funding to transportation projects. Funds will be awarded to projects ready to begin construction or go into effect in Fiscal Years 2023-2026.
Eligible entities have an opportunity to apply for funding from three federal funding categories: Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG), Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ); and Transportation Alternatives (TA).
A project call is a competitive process. From time to time, MPOs hold project calls to distribute the federal funds allocated to their metropolitan area. Approximately $320 million will be available for this project call, AAMPO’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2026 TIP Call for Projects.
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Agencies may develop projects and secure the required local match at any time during the project call. The submittal window will open in mid-February. Submissions will then be accepted through an online form through April 1, 2021.
The MPO believes in the proactive involvement of citizens, affected public agencies, representatives of transportation agency employees, private providers of transportation, and other interested parties in the development and updates of transportation plans and programs. The MPO commits to public outreach that meets or exceeds its adopted Public Participation Plan.
Public meetings, in-person and/or online, are currently scheduled for June 2021.
The project selection process considers technical score, agency priority, public input and project readiness. The Transportation Policy Board ultimately selects projects for funding. An initial funding recommendation is made by the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee to the Executive Committee of the Board. The Executive Committee then forwards a funding recommendation to the Transportation Policy Board. The Board’s action is expected in August 2021.