Community Planning Program: A joint Call for Projects was released on May 5, 2017, by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for their Community Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTA). Both programs provides funding and planning assistance for implementation and planning projects that benefit the community and the regional transit system. Eligible Planning Focused Projects: 1) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plans; 2) Corridor, sub-regional plans. Eligible Implementation Focused Projects: 1) TOD Zoning code updates; 2) TOD developer discussion panels; 3) Transit Neighborhood Mobility Improvement Plans; 4) Special Funding Districts; 5) Innovative implementation projects. Local Match is dependent on the type of project and can range from 0 – 20%. Please contact RTA or CMAP staff for specifics on local match. Applications are due by Noon on June 29, 2017, electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Project selection will occur in October 2017. Most accepted projects are expected to start within 6 months of project acceptance/award. Click here for Application Form and Application Program Guide. Click here to learn more. A free Information Session will be on Thursday, May 18, 2015, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. RTA and CMAP staff will give a brief presentation of the call for projects and answer any questions. During the live session, attendees may submit questions to email@example.com. To attend virtually, go to the RTA website at the meeting start time and click on the “Call for Projects Live Meeting” button to view a live stream of the session. If attending in person, please email Michael Horsting to RSVP.
Drive Clean Station Program: The City of Chicago is accepting applications for Drive Clean Fast Charging projects. Projects must take place in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will counties. Drive Clean Station is a first-come, first-reviewed competitive grant program aimed at expanding the network of plug-in electric vehicle DC fast-charge stations throughout the 6 county Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) of Illinois. The program is seeking applications from public and private entities that want to install and/or upgrade DC fast charging stations. Up to $ 825,000 in grant funds are available for program. Approved projects will be eligible for reimbursable grant awards of up to 30% of single station costs. Applications are due on July 31, 2017, by 5:00 pm. Visit Drive Clean Chicago for more information.
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTA): A joint Call for Projects was released on May 5, 2017, by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for their Community Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTA). See above Community Planning Program for more information.
Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) – SFY 2019: The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is now accepting applications for HISP. This program provides funding for projects that improve a location/feature, or address a highway safety need that’s contributing to severe roadway crashes. All project phases are eligible for funding with a maximum federal share of 90% with a 10% local share. IDOT’s priority projects are ones that address severe crashes associated with roadway departure, intersections and pedestrians. IDOT will also give strong consideration to specific safety strategies that offer significant benefit to reducing severe crashes. Projects for system-wide, systematic type, safety improvements (i.e. guardrail improvements/ upgrades, signage, pavement marking, ect) can also apply for HSIP funding. However, funding for these systematic type improvements is capped at $1,000,000 in federal HSIP funds with a 10% local share per local public agency per fiscal year. Applications are due by Friday, June 2, 2017, via electronically to IDOT District Local Roads and Streets Engineer. Applications located within IDOT District 1 should be submitted to Christopher Holt. Project selection will be announced the week of July 24, 2017. Applicants are required to follow the State of Illinois’ Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). Part of the HSIP application is to complete GATA’s Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance form and the Programmatic Risk Assessment Questionnaire. This also means that applicants must register and pre-qualify with GATA to apply for HSIP or any future state/federal grant. Your municipality/agency may already have register with GATA (will receive a GATA/GATU registration number). To learn more, click IDOT Circular Letter 2017-11and visit HSIP website. Click here for HSIP Candidate Form (BSPE HS1), GATA Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance form and GATA Programmatic Risk Assessment Questionnaire.
Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) – SFY 2018, Cycle 13: The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will accept applications for the SFY 2018 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP), Cycle 13 from October 2, 2017 to December 1, 2017, via ITEP’s online application site. In addition, one (1) hard copy of the application needs to be submitted to IDOT. This program is designed to promote and develop alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian travel, along with streetscape beautification. The federal funds are awarded competitively and projects must be related to surface transportation. Federal funding levels vary from 50-80% based on project phase(s), with a local match of 20-50%. There is a $2 million per-project funding cap. Some projects may only receive partial funding.In order to apply for ITEP funds, every applicant must be registered through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal. All pre-award requirements must be fulfilled or the application will not be accepted. To learn more, visit GATA Pre-Award Requirements website. General GATA questions can be directed to DOT.GATA@Illinois.gov. Your municipality/agency may already have register with GATA (will receive a GATA registration number). To learn more, click IDOT Circular Letter 2017-12 and visit ITEP website.ITEP Application Information: