Funding opportunities

Current open calls for projects

Suballocated federal funding

In our role as Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Greater Kansas City, MARC is soliciting project proposals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2023-2024 for three Federal Highway Administration funding programs.

This includes funding through these programs:

Anticipated funding

Since these funding years are beyond the term of current federal transportation legislation, some uncertainty remains about the level of funding available for programming by MARC. Considering this, MARC will look to recent historical levels of funding to provide a reasonable estimate of the resources available for programming purposes. For this project solicitation, MARC anticipates the following two-year funding targets; however, these estimates may be subject to change:

Program Kansas anticipated amount to be programmed Missouri anticipated amount to be programmed
Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ)
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG)
STBG Set-aside (formerly Transportation Alternative Program or TAP)

All of these programs are reimbursement programs. Each program is limited to a maximum of 80 percent federal share and requires a local match of at least 20 percent for any federal funds awarded to any project. Funds awarded to projects through these programs will typically be administered by KDOT or MoDOT through local public agency program procedures.

Application process

This funding opportunity will consist of two phases, an initial screening and a technical evaluation. The dates for each part of this proposal solicitation are as follows. Completion of both phases is required for funding consideration.

Preapplication and initial screening

  • The preapplication is closed.
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Full application and technical evaluation

  • Opening Date: Aug. 3, 2020
  • Closing Date: Applications must be submitted in full by 4 p.m. CST on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Completion of both phases is required for funding consideration.

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Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310 Program)

As the designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Kansas City region, MARC is currently soliciting applications for mobility-based transportation projects to be funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310).
Program Anticipated funding
FTA Section 5310

The goals identified in the region’s Coordinated Human Services-Public Transportation Plan, Connected KC 2050 and Smart Moves 3.0 serve to guide investments for this call for projects. Project applications submitted for consideration will be evaluated based on how closely they align with the policy goals and evaluation criteria identified in the Coordinated Plan. MARC encourages potential applicants to consider submitting projects that address mobility and accessibility of seniors and individuals with disabilities from a regional perspective.

To find out if your organization is eligible to apply to MARC for Section 5310 grant funds, what kinds of projects are eligible for funding, and what strategies and goals the region is pursuing through this grant, please read the Section 5310 Guidebook.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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