The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the grant cycle of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) will open on October 2, 2017. The ITEP provides funding for community based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historic, aesthetic and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure.
The ITEP 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. Eligible applicants include all entities that were previously eligible to apply for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds, and include any local or state government with taxing authority. In addition, the FAST Act allows nonprofit entities responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs to apply.
Applications will be due December 1, 2017 with selected projects announced in spring 2018. Grants are awarded up to 80% of total project cost up to $2 million. Local matching funds are required. Click here to learn more.