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.

Community Funding Areas Program - Wake Transit Plan Map

Eligible Community Funding Areas:
Holly Springs
Research Triangle Park
Wake Forest


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.

Program Schedule

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

Applications Due

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:

Market Analysis

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.