CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation Air Quality)
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program funding
supports surface transportation projects and other related
efforts that contribute air quality improvements and provide
congestion relief to non-attainment areas through the
North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Federal Transportation Enhancement
funding is administered by the Enhancement Unit and serves to
strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of
the Nation's intermodal transportation system. Transportation
Enhancement (TE) activities, awarded through the North Carolina
Call for Projects process, must benefit the traveling public and
help communities increase transportation choices and access,
enhance the built or natural environment and create a sense of
Reducing emissions from diesel
engines to improve air quality.
Governor's Highway Safety
The mission of the Governor's Highway
Safety Program is to promote highway safety awareness and reduce
the number of traffic crashes in the state of North Carolina
through the planning and execution of safety programs.
When a request for
safety improvements is made to the Division office, the Division
Engineer may recommend Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
funds from the federal government. These funds are especially applicable to high-risk
began the rail industrial access program to provide an incentive
to locate or expand facilities in North Carolina. This funding
helps ensure that companies have the railroad tracks needed to
transport freight and materials. The program uses state funds to
assist in constructing or refurbishing tracks required by a new
or expanding industry to encourage economic development.
JARC (Job Access and
The purpose of JARC is to provide a regional approach to transit
services for low income individuals and welfare recipients to
and from job centers, training, and child care facilities.
Land and Water
The Land and
Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has historically been a primary
funding source of the US Department of the Interior for outdoor
recreation development and land acquisition by local governments
and state agencies. In North Carolina, the program is
administered by the Department of Environment and Natural
MSER (Mobile Source
Emissions Reduction) The purpose of the MSER program is to produce reductions in on- and
off-road emissions of primarily ozone and carbon monoxide.
Grants are awarded annually by the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources with assistance from the Grant Review
NCDOT Bike/Ped Planning Grant
Funds for bicycle and pedestrian
projects come from several different sources however, allocation
of those funds depends on the type of project/program and other
criteria. The information provided in this section is intended
to present a basic overview of the process.