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.
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
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.
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
Click here for more information about CPS 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 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
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 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
Local Alcohol Program (LAP) ^top
Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) ^top
Child Passenger Safety Program ^top
Injury Prevention Program ^top