Assistance to Needy Units of Governments - Township/Road Districts
CSFA Number: 494-00-0961
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane Seck
217-782-3972
Bablibile.Seck@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Needy Townships Program provides State assistance for needy townships and road districts that levy at the maximum tax rate allowed without referendum, but do not generate enough revenue to meet a minimum level of funding per mile of roadway. The usage of funds must follow MFT procedures and guidelines.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Transportation
Objectives and Goals
The objective of the program is to provide financial assistance for needy townships and road districts that levy at the maximum tax rate allowed without referendum, but do not generate enough revenue to meet a minimum level of funding per mile of roadway.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The funds must be deposited in the agency’s MFT account and must be expended for any permissible MFT use according to policies and procedures and is subject to annual documentation review by IDOT Local Roads staff.
Eligibility Requirements
This program is only available to qualifying townships/road districts. Townships / road districts must levy a Road and Bridge Tax, a Permanent Road Tax, or a Special Unit District Road tax of at least 0.165%. Townships / road districts under PTELL must continue to levy at the maximum allowable tax rate to remain eligible.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
There is no application for this program. The funds are distributed by formula and are required to be treated the same as MFT funds including publishing the distribution on IDOT's website.
Assistance Consideration
The eligible townships / road districts and assistance levels are calculated based on the equalized assessed valuation, levy rates, MFT distribution per mile, and maintenance cost per mile.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual: http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Doing-Business/Manuals-Guides-&-Handbooks/Highways/Local-Roads-and-Streets/Local%20Roads%20and%20Streets%20Manual.pdf
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $10,014,300
FY 2016 : $10,014,300
FY 2017 : $10,014,300
FY 2018 : $10,014,300
FY 2019 : $10,014,300
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsTransportation$1095 - $76369General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
0961-2019-2C05F482-4294-467B-9932-069DEAC527B7-1Livingston County07/31/201806/30/2023380,227
0961-2019-1C3C3E1F-DE75-41B8-B8D8-F81D49098237-1County of Wayne07/31/201806/30/2023369,066
0961-2016-3E84580A-556E-42D3-9113-428D5313CED4-1Iroquois County07/31/201506/30/2020347,602
0961-2018-3E84580A-556E-42D3-9113-428D5313CED4-1Iroquois County07/31/201706/30/2022338,933
0961-2017-1C3C3E1F-DE75-41B8-B8D8-F81D49098237-1County of Wayne07/31/201606/30/2021334,712