Funding opportunities
Funding opportunities


In our role as Metropolitan Planning Organization for Greater Kansas City, MARC solicits proposals for three Federal Highway Administration funding programs. This includes funding through these programs:
  • Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ)
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG)
  • STBG Set-aside (formerly Transportation Alternatives or TAP)

2025-2026 Suballocated Federal Funding is complete

Application process for 2025-2026 funding cycle

This funding opportunity consisted of two phases — a preapplication and initial screening followed by a full application and technical evaluation. The final phase of the call for projects closed on Friday, July 29, 2022.  MARC received 118 complete project applications.

Throughout the fall of 2022, the Active Transportation Programming Committee, Air Quality Forum, Kansas and Missouri STP Priorities Committees and the Regional Transit Coordinating Council will work to develop funding recommendations for these programs.

Public review and comment

To support and inform this work, project application summaries are now available for review and comment by the public. Comments received will be provided to the committees and incorporated into the process of determining funding recommendations.

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)
$5.6 million
$6.2 million
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG)
$29.6 million
$52.2 million
STBG Set-aside (formerly Transportation Alternative Program or TAP)
$4.4 million
$10 million
Total anticipated for programming
$39.6 million
$68.4 million

All of these programs are reimbursement programs. Each program is limited to a maximum of 80% federal share and requires a local match of at least 20% 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.

Pre-application and initial screening

  • Open: Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Close: Friday, April 1, 2022

Full application and technical evaluation

  • Open: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Close: Friday, July 29, 2022

Completion of both phases is required for funding consideration.

View funding application resources

Application workshops

While attendance at these workshops is not required for applicants to participate in this funding opportunity, attendance is strongly encouraged.

Phase I workshop

MARC staff conducted a pre-application workshop on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 2-3:30 p.m.

Phase II workshop

A virtual workshop covering the Phase II process was held Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 2-3:30 p.m.

Workshop presentation

MARC Resource Map

This map shows all the data layers available for review and use in your application

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