FFY 2024 — Surface Transportation Block Grant Program

UPDATE: Public meeting cancelled

In keeping with the Governor’s emergency declaration, we are cancelling the March 24 public meeting regarding which local transportation projects receive federal money. Public input will continue to be collected through Friday, March 27. You can use the interactive map, call 515-334-0075 and leave a message, or email staff at info@dmampo.org.

Interactive Map: Public asked to help decide which local transportation projects to fund

Residents of Greater Des Moines are invited to share their opinions on which local transportation projects they would like to see receive funding from the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Use this interactive map to review the projects and leave your comments.

Nineteen projects are under consideration, ranging from roadways, bridges and transit buses to trails, safe routes to school and on-street facilities. More than $34 million has been requested from the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, as well as the Surface Transportation Block Grant Set-Aside Program, which combined have an approximately $13 million in available funding. Both grant programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and administered by the MPO.

The public can find project descriptions and an interactive map of the 19 projects online at www.dmampo.org/public-participation/ and leave comments on the site now through Friday, March 27.

The MPO also scores the projects on how well they help meet the regional performance measures established in Mobilizing Tomorrow, the region’s recently updated long-range transportation plan (dmampo.org/mobilizing-tomorrow/). The scores and public comments will be presented to a funding subcommittee of local officials, who will make a funding recommendation. The recommendation will be presented to the MPO Policy Committee in April for review and again in May for final approval. Once awarded, the grants will be allocated in federal fiscal year 2024. 

For more information on the projects, please call or email MPO staff at 515-334-0075 or info@dmampo.org.

FFY 2024 Program Schedule:

The schedule for the Surface Transportation Program follows the federal fiscal year (FFY), which is October 1 – September 30.

December 6, 2019 — Application process opens
January 17, 2020 — Applications are due
February 2020 — Public input meeting at MPO office.
February 2020 — Applicants present projects to MPO Funding Subcommittee
March 2020 — MPO Funding Subcommittee recommends project awards
April 2020 — Recommended awards presented to MPO Policy Committee
May 2020 — MPO Policy Committee votes on final awards

Click here for full STBG Program guidelines and scoring criteria


STBG Online Application
STBG Bridge Program Application
STBG Planning Study Application

Application Questions (online submittal only):

STBG Questions
STBG Bridge Program Questions
STBG Planning Study Questions

Additional Resources

Mobilizing Tomorrow
Chapter 2: Goals, Measures, & Targets
Chapter 3: Investment Strategies 
Chapter 4: Policies and Best Practices
Appendix A: Technical Resources
Appendix I: Congestion Management Process
Hierarchy of Congestion Strategies
2014 NBI Bridge List
Trail Gap Map
On-Street Bikeway Feasibility Report
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Readiness Report