Rail Line Relocation and Improvement
CSFA Number: 494-80-0335
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Identification
Partial GATA Exempt. Only LPA's exempt.
Agency Contact
Jason Osborn
312)793-2116
jason.osborn@illinois.gov
Short Description
Provides financial assistance for rail line relocation and improvement projects.
Federal Authorization
SAFETEA-LU
Illinois Statue Authorization
N/A
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
N/A
Objective
Improve or sustain rail infrastructure.
Prime Recipient
Yes
UGA Program Terms
Established via Federal Register NOFO
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Other;
Applicant Eligibility
State departments of transportation and other public agencies, although private transportation companies may participate through contractual arrangements with a State department of transportation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Intercity passenger and freight rail users.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Subject / Service Area
Public Safety
Credentials / Documentation
N/A
Preapplication Coordination
Pre-application coordination with FRA is required.
Application Procedures
The FRA will provide an initial review of the applicant, project application and eligibility. The application is then reviewed and rated against the key criteria set forth in the NOFO.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
All selection criteria will be specified in Federal Register notices announcing the availability of funding pursuant to this program, and shall include, but shall not be limited to, prioritizing criteria defined in relevant law, and criteria intended to ensure the timely completion of funding projects and the full realization of the benefits the projects are intended to generate.
Award Procedures
As noted in NOFO.
Deadlines
As noted in NOFO.
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
FRA discretion
Appeals
N/A
Renewals
N/A
Formula Matching Requirements
Requires 10% match from the State
Uses and Restrictions
The financial assistance may fund, but is not limited to, rehabilitation, relocation or construction of railroads, including some planning activities. All funds are discretionary, and awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Reports
Quarterly Financial and Milestone Report submittal to FRA.
Audits
N/A
Records
DOT to follow record retention policies
Account Identification
N/A
Obligations
N/A
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
N/A
Program Accomplishments
NEPA documents for corridor projects, CREATE freight projects
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Interim program guidance is provided within Notices of Funding Availability. Additional information is available as needed on the FRA website and from FRA grants management staff.
Regional or Local Assistance Location
IDOT Central Office, Springfield
Headquarters Office
IDOT Central Office, Springfield
Program Website
http://railroads.dot.gov
Example Projects
CREATE P4 Grand Crossing NEPA, Wyanet Connection Final Design
Published Date
9/20/2011
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
None