Transit Downstate Transit Improvement Fund Program
CSFA Number: 494-80-1284
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Joe Iacullo
Short Description
This program provides state funding to participants of the Downstate Public Transportation Fund for competitive capital grants for projects, purchases or purposes required for the provision of public transportation in the eligible participants' service areas.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Article II of the Illinois Downstate Public Transportation Act, (30 ILCS 740/2-1 et seq.,) and IDOT's implementing regulations thereunder (92 Illinois Administrative Code Part 653).
Objectives and Goals
Provide additional state capital assistance to Downstate Public Transportation Fund participants for eligible public transportation projects in participants' service areas.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
This funding may only be awarded to participants of the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.
Eligibility Requirements
Competitive capital grants must be for projects, purchases or purposes that are:
1. required for the provision of public transportation
2. identified in the IDOT’s annual Capital Needs Assessment
3. identified in the comprehensive long-range or short-range planning documents in the region for which the applicant is a part; and
4. in accordance with the guidelines set forth in IDOT’s Capital Grant Manual.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications are solicited and awards made through a competitive grant application and selection process.
Assistance Consideration
These funds may be used as 100% funding or used as match for other state and 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; IDOT's implementing regulations (92 Illinois Administrative Code Part 653); IDOT's capital grant manual.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $89,987,250
FY 2016 : $89,983,714
FY 2017 : $108,437,461
FY 2018 : $66,123,505
FY 2020 : $25,547,716
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20-1284-17171Greater Peoria Mass Transit District10/01/201909/30/20246,000,000
CAP-14-1026CHAMPAIGN URBANA MASS TRANSIT04/04/201409/30/20235,342,024
CAP-14-1029ROCKFORD MASS TRANSIT DIST INC08/22/201403/31/20243,545,233
CAP-14-1028ROCK ISLAND COUNTY MMTD02/20/201409/30/20233,266,467
CAP-14-1031MADISON COUNTY MASS-TRANSIT12/04/201403/31/20242,700,000