Transit Statewide/Non-Metropolitan Transportation Planning - State
CSFA Number: 494-80-1137
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Identification
Partial GATA Exempt. Exempt if awardee is LPA.
Agency Contact
Chuck Abraham
Short Description
This program provides state funding for technical (planning and/or preliminary engineering) studies to support public transportation in Illinois. Please note: when these CSFA funds are used as a match, they will be awarded/recorded under the specific CSFA program (typically 494-80-1136). Matching funding totals should be reduced from this program and added to the specific program. All non-matching funding will be processed under this CSFA program, by issuing a NOSA and posting the award.
Federal Authorization
Illinois Statue Authorization
20 ILCS 2705/2705-300 & 2705-305
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
IL Administrative Code
Grantees shall use this state funding to mitigate or resolve a transportation problem while also furthering one or more of the following primary goals that are listed in the current Illinois Long-Range Transportation Plan: 1. Increase accessibility and mobility of people and freight 2. Enhance travel and tourism 3. Increase security for motorized and non-motorized users 4. Increase safety for motorized and non-motorized users 5. Support economic vitality 6. Enhance integration and connectivity across modes 7. Promote efficient system management and operations 8. Emphasize preservation of the existing transportation system 9. Improve resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate stormwater impacts of surface transportation 10. Environmental protection, energy conservation, improved quality-of-life, and consistency between transportation improvements, land use, and economic development.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants shall be Governmental Agencies or Mass Transit Agencies that are registered with SAM; are in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, if applicable; and have a DUNS number.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Subject / Service Area
Government Services
Credentials / Documentation
Preapplication Coordination
Application Procedures
Please notify Mr. Chuck Abraham, the Manager of Program Support (Planning) for the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation at for an electronic copy of the complete application package. Applicants are required to fully complete the following with their application: 1. A Programmatic Risk Assessment 2. A Uniform Application of Grant Assistance 3. A Supplement to the Uniform Application for Grant Assistance for Section 5305 State Planning and Research (Technical Services) Grants 4. A Uniform Grant Budget 5. The Uniform Grant Agreement Affidavit Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest--Grantee. If the Department chooses a proposal for an award, the Applicant shall be required to provide the following before receiving an Agreement: 1. One or more letters showing local support for the study (or project) 2. An executed Board Resolution for this study or project contained in the Supplement to the Uniform Application for Grant Assistance 3. An Opinion of Counsel contained in the Supplement to the Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
Award Procedures
The Department shall evaluate each application on the following criteria: 1. whether the study furthers one or more of the Statewide Transportation Plan's goals or objectives, 2. whether the proposed study's scope is logical, rational, and seemingly able to solve or mitigate a problem dealing with public and/or intermodal transportation, 3. whether the proposed study furthers transportation research in Illinois, 4. whether the study appears implementable when completed, and 5. whether the applicant is providing a local cash match. If the Department does not have enough funding to cover the costs of the Applications that it receives, each of its evaluators shall score up to 25 points for each criterion listed in 1-5 above for each Application. The Manager of Program Support (Planning) shall collect each evaluator's scores, total the scores from all evaluators for each Application, and rank the Applications based on the scores. In cases of a tie between two studies, the Department shall award funding for the study or project with a local cash match over the one without a local cash match.
The deadlines vary but are listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) when it is published.
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
25-30 days after Evaluation
1. Competitive grant appeals are limited to the evaluation process. Evaluation scores may not be protested. Only the evaluation process is subject to approval. 2. The Director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation shall appoint one or more Appeal Review Officers to consider grant-related appeals and make a recommendation to the Director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation for resolution.
No renewals are allowed.
Formula Matching Requirements
This funding is typically used to provide the non-federal cash match for grants awarded under 494-80-1136.
Uses and Restrictions
This funding is used for technical studies that support public transportation or intermodal transportation with some connection or benefit to public transportation in Illinois.
BOBS 2832 for quarterly reporting
Grantee shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 USC 7501-7507) and Subpart F of 2 CFR Part 200, and the audit rules set forth by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. See Sec. 30 ILCS 700/65(c); 44 Ill. Admin. Code 7000.90.
Grantee shall maintain for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report, adequate books, all financial records, and supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to this Award, adequate to comply with 2 CFR 200.333, unless a different retention period is specified in 2 CFR 200.333 or 44 Ill. Admin. Code 7000.430 (a) and (b). If any litigation, claim, or audit is started before the expiration of the retention period, the records must be retained until all litigations, claims, or audit exceptions involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Account Identification
New Appropriation: 001-49480-1900-0100 Re-appropriation: 001-49480-1900-0121
Total Obligations for FY21: $2,174,781.00 ($1,671,416.53 Federal and $541,422.93 State and Other Match)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $80,000.00-$499,950 Average: $241,642 (Figures include Federal and State/Local Match.)
Program Accomplishments
Expected accomplishments vary by Grant Agreement and will be stated within the Grant Agreement
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
2 CFR 200 and FTA Circulars 4220.1F (2013), 6100.1E (2015), and 8100.1C (2018)
Regional or Local Assistance Location
Headquarters Office
69 W. Washington, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60602
Program Website
Example Projects
Alternatives analyses, comprehensive operations analyses, corridor comprehensive transportation studies, express and night bus studies, federal compliance reviews, logistics corridor feasibility studies, smart corridor plan and design studies, transit center feasibility studies, and travel demand forecast development.
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $1,345,380
FY 2016 : $1,236,615
FY 2017 : $1,496,015
FY 2018 : $1,610,818
FY 2019 : $285,350
FY 2020 : $250,000
FY 2021 : $225,000
FY 2022 : $250,000
FY 2023 : $250,000
FY 2024 : $250,000
FY 2025 : $250,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range