Issue: 05                                   Local Government Services                           May  2018  

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Welcome to Cross County Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These newsletters provide information on  transportation-related activities, projects, funding opportunities, events and accomplishments in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with your staff, residents and local businesses. We hope you enjoy!

New Funding Opportunities:  SRTS & TA & CMAQ Grant Solicitations


As part of the Commitment to Communities Initiative, NJDOT will host a series of grant application workshops for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and the Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA-formerly TAP) program.  Cross County Connection highly recommends attending a workshop session as they will discuss eligibility, tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants.  Workshop dates and locations are as follows:


  • Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10am: Edward J. Bloustein School, New Brunswick
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10am: Cumberland County College, Vineland
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10am: NJDOT Headquarters, Trenton
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10am: NJTPA Training Room, Newark


To register for a workshop,

FY2018 Competitive CMAQ Program for New Jersey - $5 Million Available!


Starting May 1, 2018 until 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2018, DVRPC is accepting applications for the FY2018 Competitive CMAQ Program for projects in New Jersey’s four counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer. Up to $5.0 million CMAQ funds will be awarded to projects located in these counties; and for the first time, $1 million of the total award is dedicated to provide for construction-ready trail projects that are part of the Circuit to help complete the region’s envisioned multi-use trail network.


Due to the complexity of managing CMAQ construction projects, DVRPC requests that the minimum project request be $250,000 for construction projects and $100,000 for transit vehicle acquisitions to expand existing fleet or introduce a new transit service.

Program Schedule


Date: Tues. May 1, 2018        
Activity - DVRPC begins accepting   applications for eligible projects

Date: Fri. May 11, 2018 (Tentative)

Activity - DVRPC Recorded Informational Webinar Available

Date: May 23, 24, and 25, 2018

Activity -Mandatory Applicant Meetings

Date: Fri. June 29, 2018

Activity - Applications Due

Date: Fri. July 27, 2018

Activity - Commitment/Support Letters, Resolutions, and/or Agreements Due

Date: August to September 2018

Activity - Project Evaluation

Date: September 2018

Activity - Final Project Selection

Date: October 2018

Activity - DVRPC RTC and Board Recommendation and Approval

Date: November 2018

Activity - DVRPC Sends Award and Regrets Letters



Application and Submission Instructions


DVRPC is only accepting applications that are submitted in the online CMAQ Application System by 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2018; those that have uploaded any letters of commitment/support, agreements, or resolutions (if necessary) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018; and applications with sponsors and applicants who met with DVRPC staff before June 29, 2018.


For more details and requirements please visit Questions should be directed to Kwan Hui at or 215-238-2894


Are You Ready to Hit Submit
on your Sustainable Jersey Certification Application?

Don't let another year pass without achieving Sustainable Jersey certification.  If your municipality is thinking about getting certified or recertified in 2018, there is just one month left until applications are due.  All applications must be received by June 3 at 11:59pm. Remember, although the majority of your actions should be completed by this date, additional documentation can be added during the application cycle.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

There are a variety of resources to assist you on the Sustainable Jersey website, as well as the Green Team Resources page.

Countdown to Certification Webinar


This webinar will be held to review what you need to know to insure that your application process is as smooth as possible.  The webinar will review: 2018 application cycle, steps for submitting an application in June, overview of uploading documentation and submitting the application, and your questions.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm   REGISTER


If you have questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact Samantha McGraw at 609-771-2938 or

Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of life in southern New Jersey through transportation solutions.


About Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization, partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no liability for the contents.