The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) was created in 2005 and is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. CMAP developed a comprehensive regional plan, ON TO 2050, and guides the implementation of this plan through its various programs.

To learn more about CMAP, click on About CMAP or visit their website.


CMAP is responsible for several programs involving federal funding sources. To learn more, click on Programs & Resources. CMAP releases Call for Projects for the below programs:

  1. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)
  2. Local Technical Assistance (LTA) 
  3. Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
  4. Unified Work Program