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)

Illinois Competitive Freight Program – Due December 19, 2022
Truck Access Route Program (TARP) – Due November 28, 2022

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Cost Share Program – Due January 27, 2023

US Department of Transportation (USDOT)

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program – Due November 18, 2022
Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) – Due November 18, 2023


All Outside Funding Sources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP)
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 Competitive Freight Program
Illinois Port Facilities Capital Investment Grant Program
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)

Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP)
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)

Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN)
Bridge Investment Program
Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants
Illinois Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA))
Missouri Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA)
Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
Railroad Crossing Elimination Program
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainabilitiy and Equity (RAISE – formerly BUILD/ TIGER)
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (RURAL)
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)
Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Clean Diesel Program
Clean Diesel Program – Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)
Clean Diesel Program – School Bus Rebates