Surface Transportation Program



The local Surface Transportation Program (STP) uses a federal funding source, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), to fund a portion of the project costs. The federal share for STP is generally 80% with a 20% local match, but is subject to the sliding scale adjustment.

FAST Act funds projects that are on a Federal-Aid Highway System with a functional classification of collector and above, bridge projects on any public road, transit capital projects, bus terminals and bus facilities. Roadways with a local road/street functional classification cannot obtain federal funding, except for bridge projects.

McHenry County Council of Mayors has a STP Project Selection & Programming Procedures document that details the Call for Projects, project application, project selection, and program management process.

The Council only provides federal STP funding for Phase 1 engineering, Phase II engineering, and construction phases (included construction engineering) of the project development process. Not funded and 100% the responsibility of the local agency are: right-of-way acquisition. This is subject to change each Call for Projects.

Current Program

View the current STP Program of Projects here (updated March 2022).

Draft Program

View the draft STP Program of Projects 2023 – 2027 (Public Comment Period from June 3, 2022 – July 5, 2022).

Current Guidebook/ Methodology

View the 2022 Call for Projects Guidebook here.

January 13, 2022: MCCOM STP-L Call for Projects opens
March 18, 2022: MCCOM STP-L Call for Projects closes
April 20, 2022: Scores are released for submitted projects
June 3, 2022: Staff recommended draft program is released to the Council
June 3, 2022 until July 5, 2022: Public Comment Period
July 21, 2022: Approval of the staff-recommended program
October 12, 2022: Program approved by CMAP MPO Policy Committee

In years without a Call for Projects (odd numbered years), MCCOM revisits the guidebook and methodology for the next Call for Projects. This includes revisions to policies, scoring, and requirements for the Call for Projects. The new guidebook was presented at the May 2021 Council of Mayors meeting, with a public comment period in June and approval in July 2021.

STP-L Marks Table

The STP-L Marks table is created by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for all the councils in the region. Each council has their own mark allotment (federal money), which is based on population. The mark allotment is revised annually based on federal authorization levels and IDOT forecasting techniques. In general, CMAP assumes that the new mark allotment for the current year will be carried throughout the life of the STP-L Marks 5-year table.

Application Materials

View application materials for the 2023-2027 Call for Projects below:


2023-2027 Materials:

STP-L Workshop Presentations & Additional Resources