Community Funding Area Program
As one of the “Four Big Moves” of the Wake Transit Plan, the Community Funding Area Program (CFAP) was created to provide an opportunity for areas in Wake County that would otherwise have limited fixed-route transit services to create or accelerate public transportation services and programs. The plan identifies 10 Wake County municipalities, and Research Triangle Park (RTP), as eligible to participate in a competitive process to receive match funding for planning, capital, operating, or combined capital/operating transit projects. To participate, an eligible organization must be party to the Wake Transit Master Participation Agreement.
|Eligible Community Funding Areas:|
|Research Triangle Park|
A detailed description of program policies can be found in the Community Funding Area Program Management Plan.
In order to submit an application, a representative from an eligible organization must attend (1) an applicant training, which serves as a high level introduction to the program, and (2) a pre-submittal application review meeting, where a more detailed, project level review will occur.
A general overview of the CFA Program and application cycle can be found in slides from the Municipal Meeting held on 9/27/18.
Due to the timeline for development and approval of the Program Management Plan, the FY19 and FY20 application cycle will follow a non-standard schedule. Important dates for the FY19 and FY20 cycle are below:
|Applicant Training||October 15 - November 9, 2018|
|Call for Projects||November 29, 2018|
|Pre-Submittal Review Meetings||
December 3 - December 14, 2018 & January 7 - January 11, 2019
January 25, 2019
|CAMPO Staff Scores Submissions||January 28 - February 15, 2019|
|Selection Committee Review||February 25 - March 22, 2019|
|TPAC Recommends Projects in FY20 Work Plan||April 23, 2019|
|FY20 Project Kick-Off Meetings||July 2019|
For FY21 onward, the Application Cycle will begin in the October preceding the subject fiscal year:
An analysis of the transportation markets in the eligible communities was completed prior to the roll-out of the Community Funding Area Program. The purpose of this market analysis is to help the communities understand both the need and potential for transit service in and between their communities by examining characteristics that shape the demand and need for public transportation. These findings can be found in the Community Funding Areas Market Analysis.