Community Funding Area Program

As one of the “Four Big Moves” of the Wake County 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 a party to the Wake Transit Master Participation Agreement. A detailed description of program policies can be found in the Community Funding Area Program Management Plan.

Staff Contact: Suvir Venkatesh

Community Funding Areas Program - Wake Transit Plan Map

Eligible Community Funding Areas:
Town of Apex
Town of Fuquay-Varina
Town of Garner
Town of Holly Springs
Town of Knightdale
Town of Morrisville
Research Triangle Park Foundation
Town of Rolesville
Town of Wake Forest
Town of Wendell
Town of Zebulon

FY2025 Community Funding Area Program Development Schedule



Project Incubation Meetings (By Request)

September 18 – September 29, 2023

Applicant Training (Combined Session)

Week of October 23, 2023 - Date and Time TBD

Call for Projects Opens

October 30, 2023

Pre-Submittal Review Meetings

November 13 – November 17, 2023 &
December 4 – December 8, 2023

Call for Projects Closes (Applications Due)

January 5, 2024

CAMPO Staff Scores Submissions

January 8 – January 26, 2024

Selection Committee Review

February 5 – February 23, 2024

TPAC Recommends Projects in FY25 Work Plan

April 17, 2024

FY25 Work Plan Adoption

By June 30, 2024

FY25 Project Kickoff Meetings

July – August 2024

FY25 Project Mid-Year Review Meetings

December 2024 – February 2025

Annual Review for FY25 Projects

Spring/Summer 2025

In order to submit an application, a representative from each eligible organization must attend: (1) the annual applicant training session, which serves as a high-level introduction to the program that covers procedures and addresses issues that are specific to the upcoming call for projects; and (2) a pre-submittal application review meeting, where a more detailed, project-level review will occur in order for staff to have a complete understanding of incoming applications and to determine application completeness.

A general overview of the Community Funding Area Program and application cycle can be found in slides from a Municipal Meeting held on 9/27/18.   

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.