Workshops scheduled statewide to learn more about IDOT funding opportunities

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting several workshops throughout the state in May and June to help local governments and communities learn about and apply for funding opportunities.

The special programs assistance conferences are designed to help potential grantees take part in the department’s economic development program, Illinois transportation enhancement program and safe routes to school program.

“With the passage of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program, there are more opportunities than ever to work with IDOT to improve your community and enhance local quality of life,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “These workshops will help local stakeholders understand the programs we offer, plan projects and write informative and compelling applications. We are here to work with you.”

Staff from IDOT will be available to offer general information and answer questions one-on-one. Each conference will take place over two days, with presentation sessions the morning of the first day and one-on-one appointments the afternoon of the first day and all of the second day, at the following locations:

  • May 16-17: IDOT District 3, 700 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa
  • May 23-24: IDOT District 1, 201 Center Court, Schaumburg
  • May 25-26: Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park
  • May 31-June 1: Effingham Emergency Management Operations Center, 311 W. Miracle Ave., Effingham
  • June 6-7: Peoria Public Library Auditorium, 107 N.E. Monroe St., Peoria
  • June 13-14: Dixon High School, 315 Lincoln Statue Drive, Dixon
  • June 21-22: Gateway Convention Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville

Advance registration is encouraged. Visit the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program and Safe Routes to School Program pages to view the schedule and learn more. More details are available here.

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