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

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

FY 2023 Community Funding Area Program Schedule 



Project Incubation Meetings (By Request)

September 20 – October 1, 2021

Applicant Training (Combined Session)

Week of October 25, 2021

Call for Projects Opens

October 25, 2021

 Pre-Submittal Review Meetings

November 15 – November 19, 2021 


December 6 – December 10, 2021

Call for Projects Closes (Applications Due)

January 7, 2022

CAMPO Staff Scores Submissions

January 10 – January 28, 2022

Selection Committee Review/Recommendations

January 31 – February 25, 2022

CFA Program Funding Recommendations Presentation to TPAC

March 9, 2022

TPAC Recommends Projects in FY 2023 Work Plan

April 20, 2022

FY 2023 Work Plan Adoption

By June 30, 2022

FY 2023 Project Kickoff Meetings

July – August 2022

FY 2023 Project Mid-Year Review Meetings

December, 2022 – February, 2023

Annual Review for FY 2023 Projects

Spring – Summer, 2023

In order to submit an application, a representative from an eligible organization must attend: (1) the applicant training session, which serves as a high-level introduction to the program and covers procedures and addresses issues that are specifc 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.