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Community Planning Program and CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program Call for Projects

Joint RTA/CMAP Program Guide and Application  Additional Information and FAQs

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) announce the availability of technical assistance, and in some cases funding, for transportation, land use planning and implementation projects throughout the region. Applicants can apply for assistance using one application and the RTA and CMAP will then select projects that align with the Invest in Transit - 2018-2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan for Chicago and Northeastern Illinois and with the ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan. Selected projects will receive staff and / or consulting assistance for planning and implementation projects.

The Program Guide provided above is a comprehensive resource for the Call for Projects including information about:

  • Eligible Applicants
  • Eligible Projects
  • Application Review and Selection
  • Project Selection Timeline
  • Local Contribution
  • How to Apply
  • Program Contact Information

The Additional Information and FAQ Guide provided above provides Project Descriptions and answers to frequently asked questions.

Learn more about potential technical assistance opportunities and the application process by attending the Call for Projects Information Session on Tuesday, September 11 from 9:00-11:00AM. At the end of the Information Session RTA and CMAP staff will be on hand to provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss potential projects. Elected officials, municipal and county planners and staff, community-based organizations, nonprofits, civic organizations, and consulting firms that work with communities are encouraged to attend. This free session will be held at CMAP offices, located at 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800 in Chicago. Please RSVP to:
Tony Manno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 312-386-8606


Applications are due October 26, 2018 at noon to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information on the RTA’s Community Planning program visit www.rtachicago.org/cp
For more information on CMAP’s LTA Program visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/lta