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Federal funds are made available to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (BSPE) annually through the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in order to promote roadway safety in Illinois. Key goals of the Highway Safety Program include: reducing motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries, increasing the use of occupant protection devices, and reducing 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/BSPE. Only approved, documented expenditures will be reimbursed under the Highway Safety Program. 

 

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Incomplete, inaccurate, or out-of-date applications will not be considered for funding.

Applications for Highway Safety Projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 (FFY 2018) will be available on February 22, 2017.

The deadline for all applications is April 10, 2017.


FFY 2018 runs from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Additional grant programs may be opened at other times during the year as required.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRANTS ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT (GATA)
 

  • If you received an FFY17 award from the State of Illinois, please register your agency with the GATA Unit in 2017.
     

  • If you are a new grantee with the State of Illinois, you will need to pre-register your agency with the GATA Unit once the system is available.
     

  • Please check with your county/city/village/town’s fiscal agent before registering your specific agency. For instance, a county police department and county health department may be registered under the same number.
     

  • CLICK HERE to view the complete document, “GATA Pre-Award Requirements”
     

Below is a synopsis of local highway safety programs that IDOT/BSPE will offer in FFY 2018:
 


Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and Enforcement Local Alcohol Project (eLAP)
 

The Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant 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. Optional weekend campaigns include Halloween and Super Bowl. A Calendar with detailed campaign dates is in the FFY 2018 STEP/eLAP Specifications below.

 

STEP participants also have the option for the following types of enforcement details in addition to the holiday timeframes shown above:
 

Additional Enforcement – Participant agencies have the option to conduct impaired driving saturation patrols during nighttime hours on weekends other than the holiday timeframes shown above. More details can be found within the STEP/eLAP Specifications below.

eLAP – Integrated within the STEP, the Enforcement Local Alcohol Program (eLAP) gives participant agencies within specific counties the option to conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) during a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 37 weekends (Friday 9:00 pm – Monday 6:00 am) throughout the year. More details can be found within the STEP/eLAP Specifications below.

STEP/eLAP Specifications
Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
STEP/eLAP Grant Attachment
Programmatic Risk Assessment

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Local Alcohol Program (LAP)

The Local Alcohol Program (LAP) is preventive in nature, focusing on solutions designed to create awareness and to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug-impaired driving and, therefore, impaired driving motor vehicle crashes and associated injuries and deaths. LAP contains primary program emphasis areas that are designed to address the complexity of Illinois' alcohol and other drug-impaired highway safety problems. These emphasis areas are public information and education/community outreach/prevention and prosecution/adjudication.

LAP Specifications
Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
Grant Attachment 1
Programmatic Risk Assessment
 

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Injury Prevention (IP) Program
 

The Injury Prevention (IP) Program is designed to reduce fatalities and injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes through educational programs and campaigns. IP grantees provide educational presentations, coordinate public information campaigns, and use evidenced-based programming to address local highway safety issues such as distracted driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety, proper use of occupant protection devices, and other related projects. More details can be found within the IP Specifications.

Injury Prevention Specifications
Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
Grant Attachment 1
Programmatic Risk Assessment

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Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program
 

The Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program focuses on increasing the proper use of car seats and booster seats through training and public education. Funds are available primarily to cover costs associated with training CPS Technicians and Instructors, maintaining certifications, and operating a car seat inspection station and/or distribution program. More details can be found within the CPS Specifications.

CPS Specifications
Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
Grant Attachment 1
Programmatic Risk Assessment

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Regional Traffic Safety Resource Center (RTSRC) Program
 

The Regional Traffic Safety Resource Center (RTSRC) Program is intended to promote highway safety using data-driven, evidence-based programming to address a wide range of focus areas. RTSRCs disseminate public education materials, develop trainings and presentations, and coordinate local and statewide initiatives including, but not limited to: occupant protection, distracted driving, impaired driving, child passenger safety and school bus safety.

The RTSRCs are broken into seven regions across the state: Chicago, Cook/Collar County, Northwest, East Central, West Central, Southeast and Southwest. More details can be found within the RTRSC Specifications.

RTSRC Specifications
Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
Grant Attachment 1
Programmatic Risk Assessment

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Traffic Records (TR) Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (BSPE) is soliciting traffic safety data improvement applications that that will address the any of the following items:

  • Develop and implement effective programs to improve the Timeliness, Accuracy, Completeness, Uniformity, Integration, and Accessibility of the state of Illinois data systems (Crash, Driver, Vehicle, Roadway, Citation/Adjudication, and Injury Surveillance. These data systems are needed to identify priorities for State, and local highway and traffic safety programs.

  • Improve the compatibility of the State data system with national data systems to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to link these State data systems. The linked data will identify risk factors, protective factors, and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes. A better knowledge of how motor vehicle crashes affect types of injuries and injury severity can increase the potential public health impact of motor vehicle crash prevention efforts. Effective linked data could be integrated into more comprehensive crash risk assessment and management strategies and, when adopted, help to decrease the rates of injuries and fatalities among persons involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance
Uniform Budget Template
Traffic Records Grant Attachment
Programmatic Risk Assessment
 

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All FFY 2018 Highway Safety Program funds require completion of the documents below. Please save completed documents in the following format:

 

  • Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance - save as “(your) agency name application”

  • Uniform Budget Template - save as “(your) agency name budget”

  • Attachments - save as “(your) agency name attachment”

  • Programmatic Risk Assessment – save as “(your) agency name assessment”