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‚ÄčTSMO Funding

There are several state and federal funding sources that can be accessed for TSMO-related projects, some of which require matching funds and involve a competitive process. Contact

Pennsylvania TSMO Capital Funding Initiative: This program provides set-aside capital federal funding (approximately $5 million per federal fiscal year) to incentivize regional TSMO projects and helps advance statewide initiatives. It is designed to double the individual efforts of interested MPOs and RPOs in deploying TSMO strategies. TIP funding can be used as the 50% match, but it must be available to be programmed upon award. The application window is open in August-September of each year. 

Pennsylvania Green Light-Go (GLG) Program: GLG is a competitive application and reimbursement grant program whereby municipalities, MPOs, and RPOs can request financial assistance for existing traffic signal maintenance and operations activities. A 20% match from grantees is required, and applications are generally accepted from October to January of each year.

Pennsylvania Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Program: ARLE is a competitive grant program using revenue generated from automated red light and speed enforcement systems. Municipalities, MPOs, and RPOs may apply for grants for a wide range of safety and mobility projects that are intended to be relatively low cost, with those that improve multiple transportation modes encouraged. There is no match requirement for the program, and applications are generally accepted from October to January of each year.

Federal Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Program: The FAST Act established this program to make available competitive grants for the development of model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. Applicants may be state or local governments, transit agencies, MPOs representing a population of more than 200,000, and consortiums of research and academic institutions. Grant funding can be used for up to 50% of the cost of the project.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ): The FAST Act continued this program to provide a flexible funding source to state and local governments for transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Funding is available to reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Eligible projects must be included in the MPOs or statewide TIP.