Posted on June 28, 2010 11:48 PM
Transportation Enhancements funding program is open
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced the 2010 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). The 2010 ITEP program makes approximately $80 million in federal funds available to eligible applicants and is expected to create or sustain approximately 870 future jobs in Illinois. The ITEP program is designed to expand travel choices, enhance the experience of travel, and improve quality of life in Illinois by funding projects that promote bicycle and pedestrian travel, improve roadway and streetscape design, and preserve and improve the cultural, historic, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of our Transportation infrastructure.
ITEP funds are awarded competitively, and any local or state government with taxing authority is eligible to apply for and sponsor an enhancement project. Local matching funds are required and work must begin on the projects within three years. For more information about ITEP or to access the on-line application, please visit the IDOT website.