Local Federal Bridge Program
CSFA Number: 494-00-1005
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane Seck
Short Description
The Illinois STP-Bridge Program (STP-Bridge) provides funds to replace or rehabilitate deficient highway bridges, perform systematic maintenance and seismic retrofit.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Objectives and Goals
The purpose of this program is to remove structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges from the bridge inventory. As such, the Illinois STP-Bridge Program (STP-Bridge) provides funds for bridges that are structurally deficient and/or functionally obsolete and have a sufficiency rating of 80 or less and are located on a public road.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Bridges having a sufficiency rating of 80 or less are eligible for rehabilitation. Bridges that have a sufficiency rating of less than 50 are eligible for replacement. STP-Bridge funds may not be used to rehabilitate or replace small structures, or replace a small structure with a bridge. The STP-Bridge funds also may not be used to construct a small structure or bridge where one does not already exist. Except as otherwise prescribed by IDOT, the costs of long approach fills, causeways, connecting roadways, interchanges, ramps, and other extensive earth structures, when constructed beyond the attainable touchdown points, are not eligible under the STP-Bridge program.
Eligibility Requirements
In addition to rehabilitating or replacing eligible bridges, the following work is eligible for the use of STP-Bridge funds: * Approach roadways (limited to 1,200 feet); * Bridge painting (spot painting is not eligible) – sufficiency rating (SR) of 80 or less can be funded as a sole item of work; * Seismic retrofit – no SR restriction; can be funded as a sole item of work; * Historic bridges – inventory for historic significance and preservation in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 144 (o); * Bridge inspection – routine NBIS, fracture critical, special, damage and underwater bridge inspections are eligible, including underwater scour evaluation, training, and equipment purchase, and/or rental; * Initial cost for posting signs immediately adjacent to the bridge; * Anti-icing/de-icing applications – the bridge must be STP-Bridge eligible; and * Scour countermeasures – countermeasures must be designed, but may be used at any structure with scour problems or potential scour problems. In addition to the eligibility requirements above, there are also limitations to the type of work that may be completed based on the functional classification for the roadway which the bridge carries. The STP-Bridge Program funds may be used to rehabilitate or replace any eligible bridge located on a roadway with a functional classification of at least a major collector. The STP-Off System Bridge Program funds may be used to rehabilitate or replace any eligible bridge located on a minor collector or local road.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
There is no application. There is no longer a dedicated federal Highway Bridge Program (formerly known as HBP). Local bridge projects are now to be funded with federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds. However, the Illinois Department of Transportation has set aside 15 percent of the local STP allotment for use specifically on bridges. The 15 percent amount of STP-Bridge funding is distributed as allotments to the counties in the same manner as the old Highway Bridge Program based on the combined deficient square footage of county, township and municipal structures. Requests for local agencies to use STP-Bridge funds will be made through the County Engineer with the approval of the IDOT District. Municipalities with a population greater than 15,000 may program STP-Bridge funds directly through the IDOT District, with the amount coming from the county allotment. Funds are received through a reimbursement process once the new bridge has been constructed.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $29,479,150
FY 2016 : $33,685,784
FY 2017 : $36,957,000
FY 2018 : $38,159,663
FY 2019 : $39,034,987
FY 2020 : $39,981,971
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-1005-01$25000 - $10000000General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15-1005-JOB-C8800315-SECTION-07-E6149-00-BRCity of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201406/30/202025,700,000
20-1005-JOB-C9111716-Section-15-00125-00-PVCity of Highland Park07/01/201906/30/20258,160,000
15-1005-JOB-C9119909-SECTION-08-00278-00-BRCity of Aurora07/01/201406/30/20207,001,155
20-1005-JOB-C9126516-Section-16-00167-00-BRCity of Naperville07/01/201906/30/20254,770,000
15-1005-JOB-C9123412-SECTION-12-00239-00-BRCity of Waukegan07/01/201406/30/20204,703,175