The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) work — on behalf of 7 counties, 284 municipalities, and 8.6 million residents — is guided by northeastern Illinois’ 30-year regional plan, ON TO 2050; a 5-year strategic direction; and an annual budget and work plan. CMAP also summarizes progress toward our vision in an annual report.

The strategic direction defines CMAP’s approach for advancing ON TO 2050’s recommendations. With its focus on the next five years, it charts a short-term course towards achieving measurable progress on the long-term goals in the ON TO 2050 plan.

The budget and work plan, approved by the CMAP Board, identifies the functions and responsibilities for the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), with funding sources and estimated resources needed to accomplish goals and objectives for these priorities.

CMAP’s annual report highlights progress toward our region’s shared vision and ON TO 2050 goals to make northeastern Illinois a stronger, more resilient place to live.

FY25 budget and work plan

The CMAP Board approved the FY25 budget and work plan. This document outlines revenues, expenses, and subawards to partner agencies and the associated matching funds for the next fiscal year. This budget advances CMAP’s programs and activities which are detailed in the FY25 work plan. Additionally, it tells the story of who we are, what we do, and how we serve the region, as well as where the money comes from and where it goes.