Posted on February 06, 2012 1:02 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced the solicitation of projects for the state’s 2012 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). Approximately $50 million of ITEP funds are available for this round of projects.
The application must be submitted on-line. Certain supporting materials, however, may be submitted in hard copy. The schedule and deadlines for the 2012 round are as follows:
- February 1, 2012: On-line application process opened.
- May 29, 2012: Deadline for on-line application submittals.
- June 1, 2012: Deadline for hard copy submittals.
- June to August 2012: Application review.
- September 2012: Selection committee review.
- October 2012: Announcement of approved projects.
Additional information, instructions, the Guidelines Manual, and a Frequently Asked Questions section can be found on the ITEP website at www.dot.il.gov/opp/itep.html.
IDOT plans to create an online tutorial that will provide an introduction to the ITEP program and walk the applicants thru the application page-by-page. This tutorial will be posted online as soon as it is available (anticipated in February).
CMAP encourages applicants with projects in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force recommended package of projects for CMAQ funding that were not fully funded in the FY 2012-2016 CMAQ program to apply for ITEP funds, if appropriate. While such a recommendation is no guarantee of ITEP funding, CMAP supports these Task Force-recommended projects that have been evaluated using such criteria as connectivity, population and employment served, access to transit, regional appropriateness of the project, and consistency with local and regional plans. The recommended package of projects represents project submittals that best implemented CMAP’s GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan. The package is posted as a memorandum to the CMAQ Project Selection Committee and as part of analytical matrices (full poster-sized and summary 11x17).