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 April 2021).

Current Guidebook/ Methodology

View the 2020 Call for Projects Guidebook here.

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 next Call will be January 2022. The new guidebook will be presented at the May 2021 Council of Mayors meeting, with a public comment period in June and approval in July 2021.

Previous Guidebook: 2016 STP Project Selection & Programming Procedures

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.

2020 STP-L Marks Table FFY 2021-2025 – Approved 10/18/19

2017 STP-L Marks Table FFY 2017-2021 – Approved 10-25-2016

Application Materials

Want to apply for a project? View application materials for the 2021-2025 Call for Projects (2020). Updated materials will be posted here as they become available.

2021-2025 Materials:

Other STP Resources