IDOT Now Accepting Applications for the
Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program
Program Promotes Transportation Alternatives, Safety and Improved Quality of Life for Illinois Residents
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is
now accepting applications from eligible project sponsors
interested in applying for funding from the 2013 Illinois
Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). ITEP is a federal
program designed to improve transportation access, traffic
safety and quality of life in Illinois by promoting alternative
transportation, such as bike and hike trails, streetscape and
beautification, and preserving transportation resources.
“We are very excited to facilitate this program and encourage
those eligible to apply,” said Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “This
program will expand travel options, improve safety and enhance
the quality of life of residents throughout Illinois.”
ITEP provides funding for projects that promote sustainable
and liveable communities, develop transportation options, and
preserve visual and cultural resources. The funds are awarded
competitively and any local or state government with taxing
authority is eligible to apply and sponsor an enhancement
project. Local matching funds are required and work must begin
on funded projects within three years.
The application information is on the ITEP website at:
http://www.dot.il.gov/opp/itep.html. The website includes
all 2013 ITEP Guidelines written in accordance with the new
federal transportation legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in
the 21st Century (MAP-21).
The deadline to submit on-line applications is Tuesday,
August 20, 2013. Applicants will be required to submit a hard
copy and required attachments to IDOT within three working days
of the on-line submittal.