Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program
CSFA Number: 422-11-1077
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Judy Bauer
217 782 7481
dnr.grants@illinois.gov
Short Description
To financially assist eligible local units of government in acquiring, constructing, and rehabilitating public, non-motorized bicycle paths and directly related support facilities. Must be open and available for general public use.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 805/805-70 20 ILCS 805/805-420 625 ILCS 5/2-119 (fund source)
Objectives and Goals
Acquisition and development of public bike paths and trails by local units of government through competitive reimbursement grants
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Eligible project costs include linear corridor land acquisition costs and bicycle path development or renovation.
Eligibility Requirements
Any governmental body is eligible: cities, townships, villages, conservation districts, forest preserve districts and park districts. School districts are not eligible because they can't buy or sell real property for outdoor recreational purposes.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Post Assistance Requirements
Upon project completion, the project sponsor must submit a certified project billing request (expenditure statement) listing/verifying all funds expended on the project for which grant reimbursement is sought, as well as required billing documentation, as follows:
1) ACQUISITION PROJECT: Proof of fair market value offer to seller for the property, copy of deed (Judgement Order in case of condemnation) showing ownership transferred to the local project sponsor, and copies of cancelled check(s) showing proof of payment to seller.
2) DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: Copy of Construction As-Built drawings (no larger than 11" x 17"), copy of receipts/invoices for project costs, and copy of cancelled checks showing proof of payment.

The sponsoring agency must permanently post a Bicycle Path Grant Program acknowledgement sign at the project site where grant assistance is involved.

A final inspection and acceptance of the completed project must be made by a representative or agent of the Department prior to final payment of grant reimbursement to the local sponsoring agency.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS
PART 3040 ILLINOIS BICYCLE PATH GRANT PROGRAM
SECTION 3040.70 PROGRAM COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/017/017030400000700R.html
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $6,500,000
FY 2020 : $1,000,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2019BIKE$0 - $20000001/14/2019 - 03/14/2019 : 5:00 PM
Details2021BIKE$0 - $20000001/02/2020 - 03/16/2020 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Village of Glenview02/25/202002/24/2022200,000
Village of Godfrey03/24/202003/23/2022200,000
Madison County Mass Transit District03/05/202003/04/2022200,000
St. Clair County Transit District03/05/202003/04/2022200,000
Champaign Park District03/05/202003/04/2022200,000