Rural Planning Funds
CSFA Number: 494-00-1440
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Identification
Partial GATA Exempt. Exempt if awardee is LPA.
Agency Contact
Brandon Geber
Short Description
State funds available to rural planning agencies to carry out transportation planning activities.
Federal Authorization
Illinois Statue Authorization
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
Provide funding to Rural Planning Agencies for transportation planning activities.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
Only recognized Rural Planning Organizations can receive funding
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Other;
Applicant Eligibility
State recognized rural planning organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements
Subject / Service Area
Government Services
Credentials / Documentation
Program limited to recognized rural planning organizations.
Preapplication Coordination
Program limited to recognized rural planning organizations.
Application Procedures
Department will solicit projects every two years from rural planning organizations.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
Projects are limited to transportation planning activities.
Award Procedures
Funds will be awarded as long as project is transportation planning and application is from a rural planning agency.
Will be published in NOSA
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
30-90 days
Formula Matching Requirements
No match required
Uses and Restrictions
Projects must be transportation planning.
BoBS 2832 for quarterly reports
Audits. 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 and policies set forth by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. See 30 ILCS 708/65(c); 44 Ill. Admin. Code 7000.90 Grantee must comply with GATA CYEFR procedures.
Records Retention. 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 200.334, unless a different retention period is specified in 2 CFR 200.334 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 litigation, claims or audit exceptions involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Account Identification
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 to $40,000
Program Accomplishments
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Assistance Location
Headquarters Office
IDOT, 2300 S Dirksen Parkway, 62764
Program Website
Example Projects
Transportation Infrastructure Planning • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans • Infrastructure Management Plans (Pavement, Signs, Pavement Marking) • Traffic Calming Plans • Street Connectivity Plans • Access Management Plans • Road Diet Plans • Wayfinding Plans • Signage Plans • Streetscape Plans (including gateway treatments) • Complete Streets Implementation Plans • Transit Supportive Development Plans and Ordinances • Resiliency Plans • ADA Transition Plans • Grade Separation Feasibility Studies Safety Related Studies • Road Safety Audits • Bike and Pedestrian Safety Plans • Vision Zero Safety Plans Traffic Related Studies • Traffic counts • Truck Volume Counts on the Local System • Traffic or Travel Demand Modeling Transportation Services and Programs • Public or Mass Transit Studies • Park and Ride Planning • Mobility Management • Education/Encouragement (distracted driving programs, bicycle awareness, etc.) • Consolidated Purchasing • Shared Services Cooperative Agreements • Integrating Travel and Tourism into local transportation plans Transportation and Land Use Coordination • Downtown Plans • Neighborhood Plans • Corridor Plans • Transportation-Related Updates to Adopted Comprehensive Plans Other • Parking Management Plans • Truck Parking Study • Transportation System Management and Operations • ITS Studies • Functional Class Reviews • GIS Data Development/Mapping Applications List is not all inclusive
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $250,000
FY 2016 : $250,000
FY 2017 : $250,000
FY 2018 : $250,000
FY 2019 : $250,000
FY 2020 : $250,000
FY 2021 : $250,000
FY 2022 : $250,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range