FFY 2017 Grants
Information for potential grantees
Federal funds are made available to the Illinois Department
of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Transportation Safety
(DTS), annually through the US Department of Transportation,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in
order to promote traffic safety on our highways. Our major
goals are to reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and
injuries, increase the use of occupant protection devices,
and to reduce impaired driving. The Highway Safety Program
operates on a cost reimbursement basis. Local
agencies/organizations that are approved for funding are
required to pay for project expenses initially, and are then
reimbursed by IDOT/DTS for approved, documented
expenditures. IDOT/DTS then applies to NHTSA for
for Highway Safety Projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 (FFY
2017) are currently available.
The deadline for all applications is March 4, 2016.
FFY 2017 runs from October 1, 2016 through September 30,
2017. Additional grants programs may be opened at other
times during the year as required.
Following is a synopsis of local highway safety programs
underway for FFY 2017.
Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
Focuses sharply on specific times of the year and also on specific times of the day when data shows alcohol-involved and unbuckled fatalities are the highest. STEP requires participation in the Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years’, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Campaigns. Detailed campaign dates are listed on the FFY 2017
Campaign Dates Calendar within the specifications.
Additional Enforcement The focus for this type of enforcement has changed for FFY 2017. It is now limited to nighttime saturation patrols during specific weekends. More details can be found within the STEP specifications located below.
eLAP Enforcement With the eLAP enforcement, law enforcement agencies within specific counties can receive funding to conduct RSCs during a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 37 weekends (Friday 9:00 pm – Monday 6:00 am) throughout the year. More details can be found within the TS 65 located below.
Specifications for STEP Grants
FY17 Mobilization Dates Calendar
TS 65 Highway Safety Project Application and Specifications STEP
In order to apply for this program, the Specifications for the STEP Grant must be reviewed and the TS 65 Highway Safety Project Application form must be downloaded and completed.
Local Alcohol Program (LAP)
Local Alcohol Program (LAP) is designed to produce a significant impact on a local community's impaired driving problem. Project activities may include local task force formation, DUI enforcement, public information and education, prosecution and adjudication. Starting in FFY 2011 enforcement was limited to hire back officers.
Specifications for LAP Grants
FY17 Mobilization Dates Calendar
TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application
In order to apply for this program the Specifications for the LAP Grant need to be reviewed and the TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application must be downloaded and completed.
Injury Prevention Program (IP)
Injury Prevention Program (IP) is designed to reduce fatalities and injuries sustained in traffic crashes through educational programs and other initiatives. Staff provides educational presentations, coordinate public information campaigns and work with the media to raise public awareness of safe driving laws, use of occupant protection devices, designated drivers and other methods of increasing roadway safety.
Specifications for Injury Prevention Program
TS 60 Grant Application
In order to apply for this program, the Specification for the Injury Prevention Program must be reviewed and the TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application must be downloaded and completed.