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On March 1, 2022, the CRTPO opened a call for supplemental funds on existing roadway, bike/pedestrian, transit projects where all available discretionary federal and state funding sources are considered for programming. CRTPO receives direct attributable funds to be allocated to member jurisdiction projects on a competitive basis. This call for supplemental funds closed on April 29, 2022.

If you have any questions about discretionary projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at

2021 Fall Call Timeline
2022 Spring Call Timeline

2022 Spring Shortfall Call Timeline

Spring Shortfall Call Opens

March 1, 2022

Spring Shortfall Call opens for supplemental funds on existing projects.

Pre-Submittal Meeting Due

April 22, 2022

Mandatory meeting due date.

Project Oversight Committee Reviews Applications

May 2022

Project Oversight Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to TCC.

TCC & Board Request for Action on Recommended Projects

June 2022

Information on selected projects to the TCC and the Board

July 2022

Requests action on projects.

STIP Amendment with NCDOT and Agreement Supplement

September 2022

TIP amendments complete and sent to NCDOT.

October 2022

STIP Amendments complete

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)

CRTPO Transportation Funding Programs Brochure: State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Discretionary Projects Program


How to apply for grants webinar recording: Discretionary Funds Application Webinar

If you have any questions about discretionary projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at

NCDOT Agreements & Authorizations – June 24, 2019

Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers Workshop

CRTPO hosted a workshop for the Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers in June 2019. Below is the recording from the workshop regarding NCDOT Agreements and Authorizations.