FFY 2014 Grants

 

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 2014 (FFY 2014) are currently available. The deadline for all applications is February 1, 2013.

 

 

FFY 2014 runs from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. 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 2014.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 safety. 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 reimbursement.

 

Guidance on filing Claims for Reimbursement can be found in the “Procedures for Submittal of Claims for Reimbursement”.  A copy of this document can be reviewed by clicking here .

A sample of an example TS 600 form can be reviewed by clicking here.

A sample of an example TS 500a form can be reviewed by clicking here.

A sample of an example TS 500b form can be reviewed by clicking here.

 

Local Alcohol Program (LAP)          ^top

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.

 

Specifications for LAP Grants

 

FY14 Mobilization Dates Calendar

 

TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application –LAP

 

The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

In order to apply for this program the Specifications for the LAP Grant need to be reviewed and the TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application – LAP must be downloaded and completed. The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

Grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2013.

 

TS 600: Claim for Reimbursement

Additional Single Sheet Attachments

Attachment B - Claim for Reimbursement Cover Sheet

Attachment C - Payroll Calculation Sheet

Attachment D - Personal Services Time Card
Attachment E - Daily Activity Record
Attachment F - Odometer Log
TS 300: Data Collection Form
TS 301: LAP Tables

 

 

Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)           ^top

Sustained Traffic Enforcement grants are designed to increase safety belt/child safety seat usage and to reduce impaired driving through hire back enforcement. This grant program provides for participation in special enforcement campaigns such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Grants are available for up to 8 Holiday Time Periods. Participation in the Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years, Saint Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day Campaigns is mandatory to participate in this program. Additional SBEZ's and RSC's hours can be “earned” equal to the number of hours utilized for the Memorial and Labor Day Campaigns. Participation in the Super Bowl and Cinco De Mayo Campaigns is optional.

 

Specifications for the STEP Grants

In order to apply for this program, the Specifications for the STEP Grant must be reviewed and the TS 65 Highway Safety Project Application– STEP form must be downloaded and completed.

 

Grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2013.

 

TS 65 Highway Safety Project Application and Specifications STEP

The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

Understanding the Data Collection Forms

TS 500a: Highway Safety Project Claim for Reimbursement STEP & Holiday Enforcement Impaired Driving

TS 500b: Highway Safety Project Claim for Reimbursement STEP & Holiday Enforcement Occupant Protection

 

 

Child Passenger Safety Program          ^top

Child Passenger Safety Program is designed to reduce the death and injury rate of infants and young children by providing information, education and safety seats to local agencies for distribution to parents, grandparents and/or guardians.

 

Specifications for Child Passenger Safety Program

 

TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application –CPS

The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

In order to apply for this program the Specifications for the CPS Grant must be reviewed and the TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application must be downloaded and completed. The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

Grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2013.

 

  TS 600: Claim for Reimbursement



Additional Single Sheet Attachments

Attachment B - Claim for Reimbursement Cover Sheet

Attachment C - Payroll Calculation Sheet

Attachment D - Personal Services Time Card

Attachment E - Daily Activity Record

Attachment F - Odometer Log  

TS 07: Monthly Performance Report

TS 203: Child Safety Seat Program Monthly Child Safety Income Report

TS 204: Child Safety Seat Program Monthly Child Safety Distribution

TS 208:  Child Safety Seat Opinion Survey - Post

 

 

 

Injury Prevention Program          ^top  

Injury Prevention Program is designed to reduce fatalities and injuries sustained in traffic crashes through educational programs. Grantee 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, helmets and designated drivers.

 

Specifications for Injury Prevention Program  

TS 60 Grant Application for Injury Prevention Program

 The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

Grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2013.

In order to apply for this program, the Specification for the Injury Prevention Program must be reviewed and the TS 60 Highway Safety Project Application must be downloaded and completed. The other forms listed below are used for the administration of the grant once it is awarded.

 

TS 600: Claim for Reimbursement

 

Additional Single Sheet Attachments

Attachment B - Claim for Reimbursement Cover Sheet

Attachment C - Payroll Calculation SheetAttachment D - Personal Services Time Card

Attachment E - Daily Activity Record

Attachment F - Odometer Log

TS 07: Monthly Performance Report