Surface Transportation Program – Suballocated (STP-S)

The Surface Transportation Program – Suballocated (STP-S) is part of the Competitive Programs that East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) administers.  STP-S projects, like all federally funded transportation projects, are included in the Transportation Improvement Program that EWG develops for the St. Louis region.  STP-S provides flexible funding that may be used by State and local governments for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals.  This program is funded through the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program which was authorized by the current transportation law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Eligible Activities

STP-S funds can be used for projects such as:

  • Roadway resurfacing or reconstruction
  • Bridge replacement, rehabilitation or preventive maintenance plans
  • Bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Traffic flow improvements
  • Transit capital projects
  • Highway and transit safety infrastructure improvements and programs, including railway-highway grade crossings

Projects on roads functionally classified as local or rural minor collectors are not eligible for these funds. Bridges on any functionally classified road are eligible for STP-S funds, however, bridges on roads functionally classified as local or rural minor collectors may be replaced with only minimal connecting road work eligible for federal funds. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities may be constructed regardless of the roadway functional classification.  You can visit the Roadway Functional Classification page to view the functional classification maps.

Eligible Sponsors

STP-S funds are available to eligible Illinois and Missouri sponsors in the jurisdictions in the St. Louis region.

East-West Gateway Region Map

 

Eligible applicants include:

  • A municipality
  • A county
  • A state
  • Bi-State Development/Metro
  • Madison County Transit District
  • Great Rivers Greenway

Other agencies, such as not-for-profit organizations, must partner with an entity listed above.

Project Funds

STP-S projects are funded with both federal and local funds at the following levels:

Illinois Projects

  • Up to 80% federal / 20% local funding for:
    • Construction
    • Construction engineering
  • 100% local funding for:
    • Preliminary engineering
    • Right of way acquisition

 Missouri Projects

  • Up to 80% federal / 20% local funding for:
    • Preliminary engineering
    • Right of way acquisition
    • Construction
    • Construction engineering

2021 STP-S Application Cycle

On November 6, 2020, EWG opened a call for projects for STP-S applications in Illinois and Missouri with applications due February 11, 2021. In Illinois, 24 applications were received, requesting approximately $12.9 million in federal funds. In Missouri, 69 applications were received, requesting approximately $99.6 million in federal funds. Public comments on the submitted applications were accepted from March 8, 2021 to March 24, 2021. At their May 2021 meetings, the Illinois and Missouri Transportation Planning Committees voted to recommend the following lists of STP-S projects for inclusion in the FY 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program.

Illinois Recommended and Not Recommended Project List
Missouri Recommended and Not Recommended Project List

2022 STP-S Application Cycle

STP-S applications were released on November 5, 2021 and are due February 10, 2022. For more information, go to the STP-S Call for Projects webpage.

EWG is hosting a virtual project development workshop to provide information on STP-S including program eligibility and requirements, project applications, scoring criteria, and available funding. This workshop will be presented virtually using the GoToMeeting platform on November 16, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Attendance is not required for project sponsors to participate in this funding opportunity, but is strongly encouraged. The workshop will be recorded.

Workshop registration is available at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/713815461591576332.

STP-S Program Guidance

 
 

Project Applications
The 2022 STP-S  Call for Projects is underway. Applications are due February 10, 2022.

Questions?

Contact EWG staff by email at stps@ewgateway.org.