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IRPT 2020 Conference: Cancelled

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Call for Projects for Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) Funds. Illinois DOT receives approximately $20 million annually in Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funds to conduct statewide planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making transportation investment decisions and to carryout transportation planning and research activities throughout the State.

Private entities or non-profits are also eligible to apply if they have a public sponsor such as a municipality, park district, county, etc.

Eligible activities include:

  • Planning studies
  • Data purchase, collection, and/or analysis
  • Research activities
  • Program development activities
  • Performance management activities
  • Coordination/outreach activities

These funds are eligible to internal and external parties. Statewide Planning & Research funds are used to support planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous and comprehensive framework for making transportation investment decisions and to carryout transportation planning and research activities throughout the state.

IDOT evaluated proposed projects based on the following criteria:

  • Studying or implementing a goal strategy or objective within the state's Long Range Transportation Plan or one of the Department's associated plans.
  • Implementing a performance-based program development process.
  • Implementing asset management.
  • Benefiting a disadvantaged/economically distressed community

Applications are due by MARCH 13, 2020.  In order to be considered for State Planning and Research Funds, a port district will need to go into the IDOT website and apply directly online.

For more information on program guidance and application process, please visit:  http://idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/transportation-management/planning/index