Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds are suballocated to MARC, the region's metropolitan planning organization (MPO), by the Federal Highway Administration in order to fund a variety of multimodal and roadway projects on federal-aid highways. These funds are administered through the Kansas STP/Bridge Priorities Committee and the Missouri STP/Bridge Priorities Committee.
The following entities are eligible to apply for Kansas STP funds:
The following entities are eligible to apply for Missouri STP funds:
Transportation Outlook 2040, the Kansas City region’s long-range transportation plan, identifies policy goals and objectives for regional transportation investments. There is significant flexibility in the allocation of STP funds, though funding priority will be given to projects that advance these goals and objectives:
Kansas and Missouri STP funds can be used within the Kansas City MPO boundary for the following types of projects:
For a detailed listing of the eligible uses of STP funds, view the following:
MARC will issue a call for projects, and project sponsors must submit proposals by a deadline to be considered for the next round of funding. MARC staff will rank the applications according to established scoring criteria and will forward the applications to the Kansas and Missouri STP/Bridge Priorities committees for evaluation. The scoring results represent only one piece of information in the evaluation process. Sponsors are highly encouraged to attend specified meetings to present their projects to the committees and answer questions. Each committee will forward its final funding recommendations to the Total Transportation Policy Committee for approval.
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