Carbon Reduction Program

The Carbon Reduction Program funds projects designed to reduce transportation emissions, defined as carbon dioxide emissions, from on-road sources. This program, established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $6.4 billion dollars to states and metropolitan planning organizations, like MARC, to then be distributed to eligible applicants. Funds are available for five years — from 2022-2026.

Public Comment Period

Public comments are now open for all projects submitted for Carbon Reduction Program funding. All comments will be shared with the Carbon Reduction Program Work Group, who will make funding recommendations on these projects.

Comments are due by June 30, 2023.

Available funding

MARC will program FY2022-2024 funding in 2023. FY2025-2026 funding will be programmed in 2024 along with existing federal funding programs — CMAQ, STBG, and STBG-TA suballocated funds.

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2023 Funding Amounts
These are estimated amounts and may be subject to change.
Missouri Kansas
2022 $2,713,630  $1,838,589
2023 $2,829,104 $1,875,360
2024 $2,885,686 $1,912,868
Total $8,428,420 $5,626,817
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2024 Funding Amounts
These are estimated amounts and may be subject to change.
Missouri Kansas
2025 $2,943,400 $1,951,125
2026 $3,002,268 $1,990,148
Total $5,945,668 $3,941,273

Local Match Requirements 

The local share for all eligible projects is 20%. 

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants include cities, counties, public transit agencies and nonprofit organizations. For-profit organizations are not eligible.

Eligible projects

Carbon Reduction Program funds cover many different types of activities that reduce the number of vehicle trips and carbon emissions.

For a full list of eligible activities, please consult the FHWA program guidance.

Example projects

  • Traffic monitoring, management, and control facilities
  • Public transit projects
  • Bike, pedestrian, and non-motorized facilities and micro-mobility projects
  • Green Infrastructure in transportation rights-of-way
  • Advanced transportation and congestion management technologies
  • Infrastructure-based intelligent transportation systems
  • Energy-efficient street lighting and traffic control devices
  • Managing or shifting demand, including congestion pricing, tolling and transportation demand management strategies
  • Alternative fuel projects, including public EV charging, hydrogen, natural gas and propane fueling and zero-emission equipment and vehicle purchases
  • Projects to improve traffic flow that are eligible under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, and do not involve the construction of new capacity
  • Projects that reduce transportation emissions at port facilities, including EV infrastructure 
  • Diesel engine retrofits
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Date Activity
March 30 Call for project applications open
April 7 Pre-application workshop
April 12 & 19 and May 9 & 15 Office hours
May 19 Project applications due
May - June Staff scoring and public comments on projects
June - July Carbon Reduction Work Group deliberations
August - October Projects added to TIP and included in public comment period; TTPC and MARC Board approvals

Pre-application Workshop

MARC hosted a workshop for prospective applicants that covered all aspects of the program and allowed participants to ask questions. A recording of the pre-application workshop is now available. 

Program Guidance from the Federal Highway Administration

This guidance from FHWA outlines priorities including safety, ADA requirements, equity, climate change and sustainability, and labor and workforce.



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