Transportation Funding Sources from Other Agencies

The links on this page are to funding programs which are not administered by East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG). Rather, these are programs operated by our state and federal partners. These programs cover a range of transportation activities and include a range of eligibility criteria. Please review the specific parameters of the programs with the administering agencies to determine if your project is eligible.

Active Solicitations

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Truck Access Route Program (TARP) – December 18, 2020

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD)

Park & Trail Grant, Community Planning Grant, and Event Sponsorship Grant – Due May 31, 2021

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR)

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) – Applications postmarked by February 17, 2021
Volkswagen Trust Funds – Diesel Emissions Reduction Act State Grant Program – Due January 15, 2021

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Cost Share Program – Due April 26, 2021

All Outside Funding Sources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Other Non-transportation IDNR Grants

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Volkswagen Trust Funds

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Economic Development Program (EDP)
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP)
Rail Freight Loan Program
Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Statewide Planning & Research Program
Truck Access Route Program (TARP)

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD)

Park & Trail Grant, Community Planning Grant, and Event Sponsorship Grant

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR)

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Volkswagen Trust Funds
Other Non-transportation MoDNR Grants

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Cost Share Program
Freight Enhancement Program
Governor’s Cost Share Program
Highway Safety Grants
Missouri Transportation Finance Corporation (MTFC) – This is an ongoing loan program
for transportation projects available to local public agencies
Statewide Transportation Assistance Revolving Fund (STAR)
Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP)

US Department of Transportation (USDOT)

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD – formerly TIGER)
Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants
Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA – formerly FASTLANE)
Illinois Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
Missouri Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Clean Diesel Program
Clean Diesel Program – School Bus Rebates