Transit Jump Start for the Regional Transportation Authority
CSFA Number: 494-80-1131
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Joe Iacullo
Short Description
This program provides funding for construction costs, making grants and providing project assistance to the Regional Transportation Authority for public transportation projects to be implemented by RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2705, et seq.) and the General Obligation Bond Act (30 ILCS 330/1, et seq.)
Objectives and Goals
To provide state capital assistance for public transportation improvement projects.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
For public transportation projects implemented by RTA, CTA, Metra or Pace.
Eligibility Requirements
Funding only available to the Regional Transportation Authority.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Awards based on funding availability.
Assistance Consideration
These funds can be used as 100% funding or as match for other state or federal funding.
Post Assistance Requirements
Requires submittal of quarterly grant status reports.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; contract requirements.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $900,000,000
FY 2016 : $831,460,113
FY 2017 : $747,762,805
FY 2018 : $694,132,985
FY 2020 : $662,453,782
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
CAP-14-1074-ILLREGIONAL TRANSPORTATION08/22/201403/31/2024185,000,000
CAP-15-1081-ILLREGIONAL TRANSPORTATION10/23/201403/31/202472,500,000
CAP-15-1082-ILLRegional Transportation Authority11/30/201712/31/202427,100,000