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Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)

Program manager

Jim Nervig

Email: jim.nervig@dot.iowa.gov

Phone: 515-239-1621

The Iowa DOT is now accepting applications for the Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP). This program is intended to fund transportation projects and programs that result in reductions in emissions and improve air quality. Application submittals must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2014, and must include an original and eight hardcopies of the completed application and all attachments. Email submissions of the completed application by the stated deadline are allowed, but the original and eight hardcopies of the completed application must follow by mail.


Statewide ICAAP Application Summary and Funding Cycles

October 2014 Funding Proposals

Application Handbook

Statewide contacts for planning organizations

Contacts include:
  • Iowa Department of Transportation district transportation planners
  • Metropolitan planning affiliations
  • Regional planning affiliations

Application and Instructions For Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) Funds

ICAAP Project Reimbursement Form

2008 Mobile 6.2 Emission Tables

Federal-Aid Project Development Guide - Office of Local Systems

Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2015
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2014
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2013
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2012
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2011
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2010
Approved projects and funding amounts awarded for federal fiscal year 2009

Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the current Federal Transportation Reauthorization Act, continued the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. The CMAQ Program directs funds toward transportation projects helping meet the national ambient air quality standards in Clean Air Act nonattainment areas for ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.

Indicative of the Congressional intent for creating the CMAQ Program, the Iowa DOT Commission established ICAAP in 1995. Iowa DOT administers the ICAAP on a statewide competitive application basis and awards federal funds to projects with the highest potential for reducing transportation-related congestion and air pollution. Project applications may be submitted by cities, counties, public transit agencies, and state and federal agencies. Private nonprofit organizations and individuals who want to apply for funding must have a public agency as a co-sponsor.

Proposed projects are evaluated and ranked by a project evaluation committee comprising representatives from the Iowa DOT's Office of Systems Planning, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Public Transit Authority, MPOs, and RPAs. The Iowa DOT Commission has final project selection authority. Under MAP-21, Iowa DOT earmarked and administers $4.0 million of CMAQ funds annually for ICAAP.