Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District


Federal Aid Highway Program (FAHP) funding for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program is administered by the NMDOT Statewide Planning Bureau (SPB).  CMAQ funding supports surface transportation projects or related projects that contribute to air quality improvements and congestion relief.

The application process requires the submission of the Project Feasibility Form (PFF) by the SERTPO-approved deadline, followed by PFF meetings held with the local government, NMDOT and SERTPO Program Managers.  Once NMDOT approves the PFF, the entity proceeds with final application and submits the complete application packet to SERTPO by its deadline.  In turn, SERTPO conducts its review and submits the CMAQ application packet to NMDOT by its established deadline.

Eligible projects should fall into one of three broad categories:

  1. Projects that reduce the number of vehicle trips and/or vehicle miles traveled (VMT);
  2. Projects that reduce emissions related to traffic congestion; and/or
  3. Projects that reduce the per mile rate of vehicle emissions through improved vehicle and fuel technologies.

Tribal/Local Public Agency (T/LPA) Handbook 2019