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Pedestrian Bicycle (PB) Grant Program

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs, Hospitals,
and Agencies to Reduce Bicycle-Related Accidents

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) - Division of Transportation Safety (DTS)

Deadline Date:

03/03/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Illinois nonprofit and civic organizations, schools, IHEs, hospitals, public health departments, and local government agencies for activities that mitigate death and injuries resulting from bicycle accidents. Applicants must register and prequalify in the grantee portal prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs related to education and outreach, enforcement, and the training of law enforcement officials. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of crashes involving pedestrian and bicyclists and the resulting fatalities and injuries.

Activities must address one or more of the following:

  • Training Efforts: Training of law enforcement officials on State laws applicable to pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  • Enforcement mobilizations and campaigns designed to enforce State traffic laws applicable to pedestrian and bicycle safety; or
  • Public education and awareness campaigns designed to inform motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists of State traffic laws applicable to pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Descriptions and examples of activities are listed below:

  • Provide training for law enforcement officers on State laws regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  • Use data-driven approaches to evaluate and address local highway safety issues related to Pedestrian/Bicycle fatalities and injuries;
  • Develop and implement a public information and awareness campaign designed to educate the public on pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  • Conduct enforcement of the State laws regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety;
  • Participate in the May 2020 Bicycle Safety Month.
  • Participate in applicable local traffic safety networks, coalitions or councils dedicated to highway safety.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188088

Term of Contract:

October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants: Local civic organizations; public and private schools; colleges and universities; hospitals; public health departments; local government agencies; nonprofit groups; and under limited circumstances, private individuals and businesses.

The purchase of bicycle helmets and bicycles is prohibited. IDOT will not reimburse for paid media campaigns. (ex. Radio and/or TV PSA/media spots/development of a PSA/advertisement).

IDOT will not provide salary stipends, expense reimbursements, payments on behalf of grantees, or any reimbursement (via Purchasing Card or direct bill) to cover costs associated with use of personal cell phones, data plans, or other equipment with cellular connectivity
used while performing business related activities.

IDOT will not provide salary stipends, expense reimbursements, payments on behalf of grantees, or any reimbursement (via Purchasing Card or direct bill) to cover costs associated with use of personal/home internet services used while performing business related activities.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Applicants (except state agencies) must have a DUNS number and be registered with SAM.gov.

An entity may not apply for a grant until the entity has registered and pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
DOT.TSgrants@illinois.gov

Agency Contact:
Adam Gabany
Adam.Gabany@illinois.gov
217/785-1582

Sarah Moore, GATA Compliance
217/524-8166

Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62764
(217) 782-7820

Funding or Pin Number:

NOFO: 21-0343-03

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois

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