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Pre-applications for SMART SCALE funding must be submitted by April 1 of each even-numbered year, with final applications due no later than August 1. Please note for certain high-risk documents, VDOT staff engagement in the creation or review of the document should be currently underway and continue through the April 1 pre-application submission deadline. During pre-application validation from April 1 - April 30, staff will confirm for each document that they were engaged by the applicant and that the document is on track to be completed before July 15. For more information on this, see below the “Readiness Gates Appendix in the SMART SCALE Technical Guide." To make sure your project receives its highest possible score, please download and review the materials below. When you’re ready, sign in and apply online.

Resources for previous rounds (FY2017 – FY2024) are available upon request. Please use the Contact Us page for points of contact.  

Full Application Training June 4, 2024
Full Application Training Presentation
SMART SCALE Round 6 Full Application Training 6/4/24 - YouTube 
Full Application Training Q&A


Pre-Application Training Feb. 28, 2024
Pre-Application Training Presentation (PDF, 3.5MB)
Pre-Application Training Video (YouTube)
SMART Portal Example Application (PDF, 260KB)
Pre-Application Training Q&A (PDF, 180KB)


Pre-Scoping Module
Pre-Scoping Module Training Video (YouTube)
Pre-Scoping Module User Guidance (PDF, 855KB)
Pre-Scoping Module Recent Changes One-Pager – January 2024 (PDF, 185KB)


Pathways for Planning*
Pathways for Planning (Website)
Pathways for Planning Training (Website)

*If you do not have an account and would like one, request via the “Contact Us” button on the homepage.

Interact VTrans
2021 and 2023 Mid-Term Needs Acceptable for Round 6


SMART SCALE Planning Level CMFs and Targeted CMFs (PDF, 290KB)
Round 6 CMF Calculator (Excel, 700KB)

Statewide crash data:

Safety Assessment Form (Excel, 25KB)


Last updated: June 11, 2024

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