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*** UPDATE ***
Applications were scheduled to be received by October 1, 2016; however, this date has been pushed back to December 1, 2016.

A new federal transportation bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Earlier this year, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) began to consider the implementation of the FAST Act in order to make decisions on how federal transportation funds should be allocated in the state of Iowa. Among the decisions yet to be finalized are the allocation of funds for the Transportation Alternatives set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant program formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) program from which the Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) is funded. For this reason, the application deadline for this funding program has been delayed to allow the Commission additional time to reach a final decision.

Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)

Program manager

Zac Bitting

Email: Zachary.Bitting@iowadot.us

Phone: 515-239-1713

Statewide ICAAP Application Summary and Funding Cycles

October 2015
October 2014

Application Handbook - Updated for transit applications – May 2016

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.