State and Community Highway Safety/National Priority Safety Program
CSFA Number: 494-10-0343
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Identification
Not Exempt from GATA. These are Safety grants.
Agency Contact
Sarah Mooree
(217) 524-8166
Short Description
A state may use these grant funds only for highway safety purposes. Encourage States to address national priorities for reducing highway deaths and injuries through occupant protection programs, state traffic safety information system improvements, impaired driving countermeasures, passage of effective laws to reduce distracted driving, implementation of motorcyclist safety programs, racial profiling data, and the implementation of graduated driving licensing laws.
Federal Authorization
Illinois Statue Authorization
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
IL state safety office
These funds increase safety on Illinois roadways. The enforcement and non-enforcement efforts are designed to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. These efforts include, but are not limited to: reducing fatalities and injuries, increase usage of occupant protection devices, study and analyze racial profiling, reduce impaired driving, increase motorcycle safety, and use driven safety analysis based on accuracy, timeliness, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility. Each agency has different needs and focuses and will use the grant funds to help combat their unique issues.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
402- reduce driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes; 405b- occupant protection; 405c traffic records and information system improvements; 405d- impaired driving countermeasures; 405f- motorcyclist safety; 405h- bicycle and pedestrian safety; 1906 racial profiling funds; and any other funds received for behavior-related issues. Local agency grants run on the Federal Fiscal Year (10/01-09/30). State Agency grants run on the State Fiscal year (07/01-06/30). Grantees must submit the BoBS 2832 a minimum of four (quarterly) times per year. Some grantees may be required to submit the BoBS 2832 monthly. The final award will determine the reporting specifications. Depending on the funding source of the grant, agencies will also have to complete additional submissions including, but not limited to, BSPE 500, BSPE 205, BSPE 07, etc. All specific reporting documents shall be listed in the grant agreement. Additional stipulations may be stated in Part III- The Project-Specific Terms in the grant agreement. State universities shall utilize the 10% off-campus/ 20% on-campus indirect cost rates as stated in the memo circulated in early 2020 from the IDOT Chief Financial Officer.
Eligible Applicants
Applicant Eligibility
STEP grants- local law enforcement agencies; Injury Prevention, Impaired Driving Program, Traffic Records, Bike/Pedestrian, Motorcycle Safety- local law enforcement agencies, universities, non-for-profits, state agencies, and under specific circumstances, private agencies; DUI Courts, Child Passenger Resource Center, Law Enforcement Liaison, and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor- universities, non-for-profits, local law enforcement agencies, and under specific circumstances, private agencies; Racial Profiling- state agencies, local law enforcement agencies; additional programs may develop and have differing applicant eligibility.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Subject / Service Area
Public Safety
Credentials / Documentation
Information in the Attachment corresponding to that particular grant funding opportunity (BSPE 411, 412, 421, 431, 311, 321, or 221) and the information provided in the Budget Template. The application will also require information including but not limited to DUNS, program contacts, and authorizing representatives.
Preapplication Coordination
All applicants for all grants must be pre-qualified by GATA requirements including active DUNS and not being on the Stop Pay List.
Application Procedures
Review NOFO. Ensure all pre-qualifications are met in the portal prior to applying. Ensure eligiblity for grant application (e.g. local law enforcement agency vs. state agency). Go to to obtain all necessary application paperwork. Submit Application, Affidavit of Conflict of Interest, Budget, Programmatic Risk Assessment, and corresponding Attachment (BSPE 411, 412, 421, 431, 311, 321, or 331) for that particular grant and submit in manner stated in the NOFO.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
All application packages submitted on time shall be reviewed, graded, and scored by criteria as stated by the Grantor. Reviews may be completed internally or externally. Due to limited funding, not all applications may receive funding. Each application will be reviewed by at least two different reviewers. Reviewers will complete a scorecard and make notes as necessary. After the scoring process is completed, BSPE will compile all reviews and begin the selection process. Selection will be based on the merit-based review average score, overall benefit to highway safety, past experience with the grantor (if a previous grantee), and available funding. Selected applicants will receive a Notice of State Award (NOSA). Applicants that were not selected will receive a denial letter. After the merit-based review and selection is completed, applicants that have been denied funding have the ability to appeal the decision. This is done by submitting a formal letter to the BSPE. This letter may present the case in which the applicant believes they should have received funding. Please contact 217-782-3568 for specifics.
Award Procedures
Selected applicants will receive a Notice of State Award (NOSA). Applicants must digitally accept the NOSA in the GOMB GATA Portal by clicking the "accept" button. No hand-signed paper copies will be allowed. Once accepted, BSPE will send the grant agreement paperwork to the program contact and/or authorizing representative listed on application form. Applicants that were not selected will receive a denial letter via USPS. Grants are funded on a reimbursement basis. The requirements for submitting reimbursements will vary from agency to agency depending on the funding source.
Vary with each specific NOFO.
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
Vary with each specific NOFO.
Submit a formal letter to the BSPE. This letter may present the case in which the applicant believes they should have received funding. Please contact 217-782-3568 for specifics.
Formula Matching Requirements
Not Required
Uses and Restrictions
23 CFR 1300
BoBS 2832; BSPE 500, BSPE 600; BSPE 07; BSPE 205; BSPE 206; BSPE 27; BSPE 602
JCAR Title 44 Illinois Administrative Code 7000.90
19-52 Item 6: Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Files
Account Identification
Prior Year: $29,838,718.10; Current Year: $31,150,000.00; Next Year: $31,725,000.00
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Program Accomplishments
Increase roadway safety to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. The accomplishments will be viewable in the annual Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and Annual Report and posted to the website at
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
HSP- TRCC (traffic records)- General Traffic Safety Grants- Cycle Rider Safety- Occupant Protection- Evaluations- Impaired Driving-
Regional or Local Assistance Location
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Rm 005 Springfield, IL 62764
Headquarters Office
Hanley Building (Springfield)
Program Website
HSP- TRCC (traffic records)- General Traffic Safety Grants- Cycle Rider Safety- Occupant Protection- Evaluations- Impaired Driving-
Example Projects
Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving Enforcement, Teen Driving Education, Racial Profiling, Law Enforcement Education and Training
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $29,202,860
FY 2016 : $32,429,602
FY 2017 : $40,023,035
FY 2018 : $38,731,438
FY 2019 : $16,552,148
FY 2020 : $20,427,795
FY 2021 : $20,553,260
FY 2022 : $20,500,000
FY 2023 : $20,500,000
FY 2024 : $20,500,000
FY 2025 : $20,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsGMS 26-0343-04 State Agency Racial Profiling Program$0 - $75000005/15/2024 - 07/01/2024
DetailsGMS 26-0343-03 State Agency Traffic Records Program$0 - $005/15/2024 - 07/01/2024
DetailsGMS 26-0343-02 State Agency Non-Enforcement Program$0 - $005/15/2024 - 07/01/2024
DetailsGMS 26-0343-01 State Agency Enforcement Program$0 - $005/15/2024 - 07/01/2024
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
23-0343-33295-A1 (SA-23-0526, 18-14)Illinois Secretary of State07/01/202206/30/20243,000,000
SA-24-0504Illinois State Police07/01/202306/30/20241,241,140
SA-24-0501Illinois State Police07/01/202306/30/20241,163,494
SA-24-0505Illinois State Police07/01/202306/30/20241,132,490
SA-24-0506Illinois State Police07/01/202306/30/2024996,163