Local Surface Transportation Program
CSFA Number: 494-42-0495
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane B. Seck-Birhame
Short Description
The Surface Transportation Program (STP) provides federal funds for highway projects on all functional classes of highways, except those classified as minor collectors or local roadways. All GATA processes apply when the funding and expenditures are not controlled and overseen by IDOT and when funding and expenditures are let at the local level, however, there are specific exceptions to the NOFO*, uniform application and merit based review because awards are formula driven; an exception from GATA agreement processes when the funding and expenditures are controlled and overseen by IDOT (funds do not leave the agency) as in the state letting process. Exceptions approved 01/09/2017.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Objectives and Goals
The basic objective of STP is to provide Federal-aid for improvements to highway facilities. The program is aimed at providing more flexibility in determining transportation solutions and enhanced planning and management systems to the states and local governments.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
STP funding provides Federal-aid for improvements to highway facilities on or off the National Highway System that are functionally classified as a major collector or higher. STP funds also may be used for activities such as environmental provisions, modifications to meet accessibility for persons with disabilities, infrastructure-based intelligent transportation system capital improvements, and privately owned inter-city bus terminals and facilities.
Eligibility Requirements
Urban areas receive an STP suballocation based on the state’s urban population. Illinois identifies these funds as “STU.” Urban areas are those areas identified by the U.S. Bureau of Census as having a contiguous population of 50,000 or more (urbanized areas) or 5,000 or more but less than 50,000 (small urban areas). The urbanized area boundaries are established by the State, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and other appropriate local officials, and approved by the FHWA. STP funds used in rural areas (which are all areas outside of urbanized and small urban areas) are identified by Illinois as "STR". These funds are distributed to the counties in Illinois based on rural land area, rural population, and rural highway mileage.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
There is no application. Funds are allocated by formula.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
These funds are received through a reimbursement program and are project specific. These funds are not disbursements.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $167,048,518
FY 2016 : $190,886,111
FY 2017 : $210,000,000
FY 2018 : $216,238,090
FY 2019 : $221,198,261
FY 2020 : $266,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details20-0495-01$100000 - $4000000001/15/2019 - 03/15/2019 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
16-0495-JOB-C8801015-SECTION-12-B2674-00-RSCity of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201506/30/2021932,969,400
18-0495-JOB-C8800417-SECTION-09-E0534-00-BRCity of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201706/30/202350,598,000
18-0495-JOB-C9121214-SECTION-06-00329-01-PWCounty of McHenry07/01/201706/30/202342,993,888
17-0495-JOB-C8800116-SECTION-05-E5003-00-BRCity of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201606/30/202239,000,000
17-0495-JOB-C8800101-SECTION-00-E0534-00-BRCity of Chicago Department of Transportation07/01/201606/30/202238,570,403