The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) annually sub-allocates federal transportation funding via the MPO and Large Cities Capital Program. Funds sub-allocated to MORPC are collectively called MORPC-attributable funds. These include:
- Surface Transportation Program (STP)
- Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Public agencies can apply for these funds, which can be used for transportation projects and programs in Delaware and Franklin counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County, and Jerome Township in Union County.
Under the oversight of the Attributable Funds Committee (AFC), MORPC conducts a process every two years to solicit applications for funding and evaluate the proposed projects. The AFC then recommends a program of projects for approval by MORPC's Transportation Policy Committee.
2016 Application Cycle
MORPC received updated information on its outstanding commitments in June, including requests to increase those commitments.
In August, MORPC received 38 final applications for new funding commitments that requested a total of $193 million before adding inflation costs.
The AFC has approved a draft of funding recommendations for attributable funds available in SFYs 2018-2023 and some funds beyond SFY 2023. The draft recommendations are available for public review and comment from December 5, 2016 until January 3, 2017.
Summary of Draft Funding Recommendations
|New Commitments & Cost Increases||$82,371,000|
|Total Proposed for Funding||$239,100,000|
|Total Requests Not Proposed for Funding||$133,240,000|
|Total for All Requests||$372,340,000|
Questions and comments can be emailed to TIP@morpc.org or by calling 614-228-2663. Written comments can be mailed to the attention of:
Thea Walsh, Director of Transportation Systems and Funding
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
All comments must be submitted by 5 p.m., January 3, 2017.
The AFC will review comments received and may modify its recommendations, if necessary, prior to finalizing them. MORPC’s Transportation Policy Committee is expected to officially adopt the final recommendations, with any changes they may approve, at its meeting on March 9, 2017. The adopted funding commitments in SFYs 2018 through 2021 will be included in MORPC’s SFY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which will be adopted in the spring of 2017.
The application and selection process is detailed in Policies for Managing MORPC-Attributable Funds
The Transportation Policy Committee adopted the policies on April 14, 2016, following a public review and comment period.