CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $1.7 million Available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Alternatives

On February 9th CMPDD announced the availability of $1.7 million in Federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) program funds for transportation improvements in the metropolitan area which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties.

Project applications for TA funding must be received by the CMPDD by March 31, 2022. Once received, the applications will be reviewed and graded based upon the project evaluation criteria approved by the MPO Policy Committee. The MPO anticipates announcing funding awards for the projects ranked the highest during the application evaluation process in May. 

Local jurisdictions with applications selected for funding can receive up to 80% in Federal TA funding for construction costs of a project.  Local jurisdictions are required to provide at a minimum 20% in local matching funds.

The MPO’s last call for TA applications took place in 2019 and resulted in five (5) projects in the metro area receiving $1.9 million in TA funding.   

For more information about the Jackson MPO or the call for projects please contact us at (601) 981-1511.

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