Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program
ILLINOIS TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (ITEP)
IDOT is now accepting applications for the 2013 ITEP Cycle!
The on-line application cycle opens on Monday, May 20, 2013 and will close on
Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
With the passage of the new transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress
in the 21st Century (MAP-21), several changes were required to be made to the
Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). The Transportation
Alternatives Program (TAP) authorized under Section 1122 of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C.
213(b), 101(a)(29)) provides funding for programs and projects defined as
transportation alternatives. ITEP now falls under the TAP category. IDOT has
incorporated the updated requirements of MAP-21 into our ITEP program.
Additional information on MAP-21 and the Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP) can be obtained from the Federal Highway Administration website,
A significant change to the ITEP program includes the elimination of the
following categories: Safety & Educational Activities for Pedestrians and
Bicycles; Acquisition of Scenic Easements and Scenic or Historic Sites; Scenic
or Historic Highway Programs (including visitor and welcome centers); Operation
of Historic Transportation Facilities and the Establishment of Transportation
Museums. Landscape and Scenic Beautification (Streetscape) projects will no
longer be allowed as stand-alone projects, rather they must be a part of the
construction of a Federal-Aid highway project (under 23 USC § 319), or in
conjunction with a TAP funded project.
To apply, click here
ITEP 2013 Guidelines
Manual – Due to the requirements of MAP-21, the ITEP Guidelines Manual
and on-line application have been updated. Please review the new Guidelines for
ITEP project eligibility.
Questions / Technical Problems
Visit the FAQ's page for
answers to commonly asked questions. Additional questions or any technical
problems with the on-line application process should be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional questions can
also be directed to the local IDOT District ITEP Coordinator in your area which
is listed toward the bottom of the FAQ page.
ITEP 2012 Announcement
CHICAGO – January 30, 2013. Governor Pat
Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider today announced a
nearly $50 million investment in community transportation projects throughout
Illinois. The latest round of funding through the Illinois Transportation
Enhancement Program (ITEP) will support more than 400 jobs through 54 projects,
including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape
beautification projects in communities across Illinois. The ITEP is a
federally-funded, competitive program that encourages transportation-related
enhancement projects in a variety of categories.