Local Highway Safety Improvement Program
CSFA Number: 494-00-1004
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane Seck
Short Description
This program provides funding to local agencies to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Objectives and Goals
Illinois’ HSIP is a core federal program (Section 148 of Title 23, United States Code) intended to produce a measurable and significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries resulting from traffic related crashes on all public roads.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Highway safety improvement projects correct or improve a hazardous road location or feature, or address a highway safety problem. These funds must be used at locations where fatalities and serious injuries have occurred in the past.
Eligibility Requirements
Highway safety improvement projects correct, or improve, a location or feature, or address a highway safety problem that is contributing to these severe crashes on the roadway. Specific site or system-wide improvements that reduce severe crashes are eligible for funding. Because HSIP funds are limited, low cost safety improvements are encouraged. Funds may be used to address safety issues independently without completely reconstructing entire roadway segments or intersections to all of the latest policies and standards. Local agencies should also evaluate potential projects that address curve deficiencies and guardrail upgrades throughout transportation corridors. Projects that address pedestrian safety and injury issues should also be included as potential candidates. All phases of a safety improvement project are eligible for this program, including preliminary engineering, land acquisition, construction and construction engineering. The required benefit/cost ratio calculation should include all phases for which HSIP funds are requested.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The application process can be found online at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/county-engineers-and-local-public-agencies/funding-opportunities/highway-safety-improvement-program. The Department solicits for this program annually, however, the solicitation is for projects that will be programmed and constructed two years in the future. This allows the local public agency time to prepare plans and save the necessary matching funds for the project. This website also contains the appendices to the HSIP policy describing the process and requirements to apply for local HSIP funding. Appendix G contains the HSIP Candidate Form (BSE HS1) that is required for application submittals. The Benefit/Cost methodology (in an Excel spreadsheet format) is available under Analysis Tools.
Assistance Consideration
The federal funding level is a maximum 90 percent of the total improvement cost for the project with the local agency responsible for the ten percent matching funds.

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $14,739,000
FY 2016 : $14,739,000
FY 2017 : $15,600,000
FY 2018 : $15,574,000
FY 2019 : $15,000,000
FY 2020 : $16,200,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-1004-01$25000 - $200000012/15/2016 - 04/30/2017 : 5:00 PM
Details19-1004-01$25000 - $200000004/04/2017 - 06/02/2017 : 5:00 PM
Details20-1004-01$25000 - $200000001/31/2018 - 03/30/2018 : 5:00
Details21-1004-01Not Applicable04/19/2019 - 06/14/2019 : 5:00 PM
Details22-1004-01Not Applicable03/13/2020 - 06/12/2020 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
201809135Village of Rosemont07/01/201706/30/20274,257,000
201809117DuPage, County of07/01/201706/30/20273,179,070
201612005City of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201606/30/20262,948,400
201701008White County Government07/01/201606/30/20262,409,300
201212018Kane County Department of Transportation07/01/201206/30/20222,360,115