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Grant opportunity: IDOT Statewide Planning and Research Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) provided a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on February 3, 2020. The Funding Opportunity Number is 1439-1327. This program is listed in the Catalog of State Financial Assistance (CSFA) as 494-00-1439. Program guidance can be found here:

Statewide Planning and Research Program (SPR) funds are federal funds for planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making transportation investment decisions and to carry out transportation research activities throughout the State. The funding available for this program in FY 2021 is approximately $20 M. A 20 percent non-federal match is required for these federal funds except in certain circumstances including if the project benefits a disadvantaged/economically distressed community. Read more in the circular letter.  All who are interested in applying for this grant are encouraged to participate in the Feb. 14 informational webinar.

The program schedule is currently: • February 3, 2020 – Call for Projects Opened February 14, 2020 – Informational Webinar 10:00-12:00 p.m. (Register here) • March 13, 2020 – Applications due 11:59:59 CDT • July 1, 2020 – Awards Announced

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