Congestion Relief Program (CRP)



The Congestion Relief Program (CRP) grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis to advance innovative, integrated, and multimodal solutions to congestion relief in the most congested metropolitan areas of the United States.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $150 million in grant funding through the Congestion Relief Program discretionary grant program on February 21, 2024.



Important NOFO Details:


Eligible Applicants

  • State 

  • MPO, city or municipality


Eligible Projects

  • In an urbanized area > 1,000,000 people

  • Planning, design, implementation and construction activities that achieve the CRP goals described below

  • May include but not limited to:

    • Deployment and operation of an integrated congestion management system

    • Deployment and operation of a system that implements or enforces high occupancy vehicle toll lanes, cordon pricing, parking pricing or congestion pricing

    • Deployment and operation of mobility services, including establishing account-based financial systems, commuter buses, commuter vans, express conditions, paratransit and on-demand micro-transit

    • Incentive programs that encourage travelers to carpool, use nonhighway travel modes during peak period or travel during nonpeak periods



Program Goals -reduce highway congestion, reduce economic and environmental costs associated with that congestion, including transportation emissions, and optimize existing highway capacity and usage of highway and transit systems through:

  • Improving intermodal integration with highways, highway operations and highway performance.

  • Reducing or shifting highway users to off-peak travel times or to nonhighway travel modes during peak travel times.

  • Pricing of, or based on, as applicable:

    • Parking

    • Use of roadways, including in designated geographic zones

    • Congestion


Program Vision - fund operational improvement projects that increase the effectiveness of existing transportation system capacity; improve and integrate travel modes other than single-occupant vehicles; and give travelers sufficient motivation to use those modes or to avoid peak-period travel; and to do so in a manner that:

  • Is equitable to the traveling public and affected communities

  • Considers and mitigates any safety impacts

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fine particulate matter

  • Considers and mitigates any potential adverse financial impacts to low-income drivers




  • $150M in total funds (FY22-24)

  • Minimum award = $10M

  • No maximum award

  • Federal share shall not exceed 80% of total project cost



  • Applications Due – 04/22/2024

  • Obligation Deadlines – If awarded:

    • FY22 funds – 09/30/2025

    • FY23 funds – 09/30/2026

    • FY24 funds – 09/30/2027


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