"Air Quality and Congestion Mitigation Measure Outcomes Assessment Study"


The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) intends to conduct a research effort entitled “Air Quality and Congestion Mitigation Measure Outcomes Assessment Study.” The objective of this study is to better understand the outcomes of actions funded under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) since the enactment of Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-59). Outcomes of interest include the emissions reduction potential and air quality and human health impacts of such actions. Additionally, the study shall serve to increase the empirical evidence of the causal relationship between such transportation actions and these outcomes, both intended an unintentional. The validity of methods used to make these types of outcome assessments will also be explored and assessed.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/08/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Section 1113 (c)(3) of MAP-21 requires that a grant must be made “for the coordination, selection, management and reporting of component studies to an independent scientific research organization with the necessary experience in successfully conducting accountability and other studies on mobile source air pollution and associated health effects.” 1. Independent scientific research organizations (ISROs) are eligible to apply for this cooperative agreement. (See below for the meaning of ISRO). Applications will be rejected if they are not received from an ISRO. Applicants must verify in Attachment A that they meet the eligibility requirements and provide any necessary documentation to support their eligibility. Please provide articles of incorporation or other similar documentation that demonstrate that your organization would be considered an Independent Scientific Research Organization. The Government may request further documentation after receipt of the application. Applicants should also demonstrate that they meet the requisite research experience as listed below. The ISRO may enter into a partnership agreement with non-profit organizations, other ISROs, institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities to assist with program activities. The successful applicant will be an ISRO as defined below. Independent Scientific Research Organization (ISRO) – means a not-for profit research corporation or association organized under the laws of any state for the purpose of carrying out research including scientific experimentation or analysis. 2. Research experience ISROs must possess and demonstrate “the necessary experience in successfully conducting accountability and other studies on mobile source air pollutants and associated health effects.” (MAP 21 Section 1113 (c))
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Robert Miller
Agreement Specialist
Phone 202-366-9167
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $1,250,000.00


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