Information for potential grantees
Federal funds are made available to the Illinois Department
of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Traffic Safety (DTS),
annually through the US Department of Transportation,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in
order to promote traffic safety on our highways. Our major
goals are to reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and
injuries, increase the use of occupant protection devices,
and to reduce impaired driving.
Applications for Highway Safety Projects for Federal Fiscal
Year 2013 (FFY 2013) are currently available.
The deadline for all applications is February 17, 2012.
FFY 2013 runs from October 1, 2012 through September 30,
2013. Additional grants programs may be opened at other
times during the year as required.
Following is a synopsis of local highway safety programs
underway for FFY 2013:
Local Alcohol Program (LAP) is designed to produce a
significant impact on a local community's impaired driving
problem. Project activities may include local task force
formation, DUI enforcement, public information and
education, prosecution and adjudication. Starting in FFY
2011 enforcement was limited to hire back officers.
Click here for more information about LAP grants.
Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grants are
designed to increase occupant protection usage and to reduce
DUI through hire back enforcement. This program provides for
participation in special enforcement campaigns such as
“Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.
This program includes up to ten (10) enforcement periods.
Enforcement details during the Thanksgiving, Christmas/New
Years, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and
Labor Day campaigns is required for these grants.
Click here for more information about STEP grants.
Regional Traffic Safety Resource Centers (RTSRC) are
established to increase use and correct use of occupant
protection safety devices. These centers provide
information, training and on-going safety seat checks and
are heavily involved in the Operation Teen Safe Driving
Click here for more information about RTSRC grants.
Child Passenger Safety Program (CPS) is designed to reduce
the death and injury rate of infants and young children by
providing safety seats and booster seats to local agencies
for distribution to parents, grandparents and/or guardians.
Click here for more information about CPS grants.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (PBS) is designed to
aid public agencies in funding cost-effective projects that
improve pedestrian and bicycle safety through education and
Click here for more information about PBS grants.
Injury Prevention Program (IP) is designed to reduce
fatalities and injuries sustained in traffic crashes through
educational programs and other initiatives. Staff provides
educational presentations, coordinate public information
campaigns and work with the media to raise public awareness
of safe driving laws, use of occupant protection devices,
designated drivers and other methods of increasing roadway
Click here for more information about IP grants.
The Highway Safety Program operates on a cost reimbursement
basis. Local agencies/organizations that are approved for
funding are required to pay for project expenses initially,
and are then reimbursed by IDOT/DTS for approved, documented
expenditures. IDOT/DTS then applies to NHTSA for
Guidance on filing Claims for Reimbursement can be found in
“Procedures for Submittal of Claims for Reimbursement”.
A copy of this document can be reviewed by clicking
A sample of an example TS 500 form can be reviewed by
A sample of an example TS 600 form can be reviewed by
A sample of an example TS 500a form can be reviewed by
A sample of an example TS 500b form can be reviewed by