The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced a call for applications for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.
Known as ITEP, the 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. Any local or state government with taxing authority is eligible to apply. In addition, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act allows nonprofit entities responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs to apply. Local matching funds are required. There is a $2 million per-project funding cap.
The federal portion of eligible costs is 80 percent with the exception of street lighting and land acquisition which is funded at 50 percent for projects selected under the program. This program is only available to sponsors in the state of Illinois. The application period ends Friday, June 17.
More information on the ITEP program may be found at www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/county-engineers-and-local-public-agencies/funding-opportunities/ITEP.
— From the Illinois Business Journal