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CRTPO Discretionary Projects

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) receives direct attributable funds to be allocated to member jurisdiction projects on a competitive basis.

CRTPO opened a call for projects from August 19 until October 31 in which all available discretionary federal and state funding sources can be considered for programming.


Review the application materials before you apply:

Application Attachments:

For questions on submitting your jurisdiction’s application in Google Forms, contact Neil Burke

Applicants can view the Discretionary Projects Policy Document for more information.


Discretionary Projects Policy Document:

At its February 13, 2019 meeting, the CRTPO Board adopted the MPO’s first Discretionary Projects Policy Document.

The document was produced by a six-member working group and CRTPO staff through a four-month research and development process guided by a facilitator. The working group’s tasks included documenting CRTPO’s existing processes and identifying best practices through interviews with stakeholders and with other MPOs. In addition, the group solicited feedback and sought support for the policy document by: holding a focus group prior to the October 17 CRTPO Board meeting; holding a joint workshop of the CRTPO Board and TCC on December 18; and providing informational presentations to the TCC and Board at their January 2019 meetings.

Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers Workshop

On June 24, 2019 CRTPO hosted a workshop for the Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers to:

  • Conduct a review of the current Bonus Allocation, CMAQ, and TAP-DA project schedules to identify any issues with achieving authorization of funds prior to the rescission deadlines (September 30, 2019 for CMAQ & TAP-DA and June 30, 2020 for Bonus Allocation); and
  • Receive information from NCDOT staff regarding the requirements and the project-specific milestones involved in successfully delivering projects awarded discretionary funds.

Below is the recorded video of the workshop and related presentations.

NCDOT FAST Act Rescission NCDOT Agreements & Authorizations CRTPO Discretionary Funding
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Project Oversight Committee

The Project Oversight Committee assists in the prioritization and project tracking efforts for the following direct attributable funding sources that have been appropriated to projects throughout the CRTPO planning area:

Funding Name


Bonus Allocation



Congestion Mitigation Air Quality



Surface Transportation Block Grant – Direct Attributable



Transportation Alternatives Program