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CRTPO Discretionary Projects

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) receives direct attributable funds to be allocated to member jurisdiction projects on a competitive basis.

2020 Fall Call for New and Shortfall Projects

The call for new and shortfall projects is now open. This call is for projects in which all available discretionary federal and state funding sources will be considered for programming. There are $8.1 million in STBG-DA funds available for qualifying projects and $26.7 million of Bonus Allocation funding for roadway projects in Mecklenburg County.

The application deadline is October 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Application Materials:
Online Application: https://forms.gle/aqep8ENvHM3ZxfUs5 

The application is in Google Forms and cannot be saved. You may want to use the PDF version as you gather project information, then complete the Google Form in one sitting. The following forms may serve as a reference, the Google Form is the official application that must be submitted for consideration.

Form 1 – required for capital projects: CRTPO Form 1.0

CRTPO will host two webinars to assist member jurisdictions with their applications. The webinars dates are as follows:

September 9 at 3 p.m.: Focus: Cost estimation approaches. Click here to view webinar.
Additional tools and resources:

October 7 at 3 p.m.: General questions. Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92110410891?pwd=RVdSMkdZZERWVitNNHBoenltMUNhUT09 
Meeting ID: 921 1041 0891, Passcode: YUJTU3 

If you have any questions about discretionary projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.

Discretionary Funds Policy Document

At its February 13, 2019 meeting, the CRTPO Board adopted the MPO’s first Discretionary Funds Policy Document. The policy document was revised on August 19, 2020.

The policy and appendices may be found here:

Discretionary Funds Policy Guide (Revised August 19, 2020)
Appendix I (Annual Program Schedule)
Appendix II (Discretionary Funding Amounts)
Appendix III (Roadway Scoring Criteria)
Appendix IV (Bike-Ped Scoring Criteria)

2020 Spring Call for Shortfall Projects

The Spring Shortfall call for existing discretionary projects was open from March 27 until May 1, 2020.  On July 15, 2020, the CRTPO Board approved four applications, shown below, totaling $2,960,827 with Surface Transportation Block Grant Direct Attributable (STBG-DA) funds.  If you have any questions about the award of Shortfall funds, please contact Jennifer Stafford at jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.

Existing CRTPO Discretionary Project Jurisdiction & Project Limits Approved Amount

C-5534 – McKee and Providence Road Intersection Improvements

City of Charlotte – Ballantyne Commons Parkway/McKee Road and Providence Road


U-6248 - NC 75 and Old Providence Road Intersection Improvements

Town of Waxhaw - NC 75 and Old Providence Road


EB-5930 - Downtown Sidewalk Improvements

Town of Troutman - Sidewalk improvements Rumple Street (Main St-Thomas St); Wagner Street (Main St-West Av); Talley Street (Main St-West Av)


EB-5932 - Richardson Greenway South

Town of Troutman – South Main Street from Troutman Elementary School to Jacobs Woods Subdivision


CRTPO Board Approves Discretionary Funds for Area Transportation Projects from the 2019 Fall Call for Projects

  • The CRTPO Board approved $55.4 million in discretionary project funds supporting 28 projects across 17 CRTPO jurisdictions at its February 19, 2020 meeting.

  • A complete list of discretionary projects approved for funding can be found in the news release here.

On February 19, 2020, the CRTPO Board approved the following discretionary project funds by mode:

Transportation Mode

CRTPO Discretionary Project Status

Number of Projects Funded

Total Discretionary Amount


New Projects


$19.4 million

Existing Discretionary


$16.0 million

Bicycle & Pedestrian

New Projects


$3.7 million

Existing Discretionary


$6.0 million


New Project


$9.4 million

Local Planning Projects

New Projects



Total Discretionary Projects


$55.4 million


Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers Workshop

CRTPO hosted a workshop for the Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers in June 2019 and a webinar for completing the Fall Call application in September 2019. Below are recordings from both the workshop regarding NCDOT Agreements and Authorizations and webinar regarding CRTPO's Discretionary Funding application process.

This information is still relevant for the 2020 Fall Call for New and Shortfall Projects open from August 17 - October 16, 2020.