2021 Illinois Port Facilities Capital Investment Grant Program: The Illinois Port Facilities Capital Investment Grant Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of facilities within public port districts that are included in the Illinois Marine Transportation System (IMTS). The IMTS is comprised of ports located on these navigable waterways: the Mississippi River, Illinois River, Chicago Area Waterway System, Kaskaskia River, Ohio River, Lake Michigan, and the landside infrastructure that allows transportation to, from, and on water.
In the Spring of 2019, the Rebuild Illinois Capital Bill appropriated the sum of $150 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for the Illinois Port Facilities Capital Investment Grant Program with $40 million going directly to the Alexander-Cairo Port District listed in Article 5, Section 211 of Public Act 101-0029.
The grant application process, eligibility requirements, selection process, and the restrictions on the use of the grant money was developed by a committee of staff from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and have been formalized using the Legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) process. IDOT sought input from port stakeholders and the public to develop this competitive program to prioritize grants for projects within public port districts to enhance the movement of commodities on the IMTS.
The 2021 Illinois Port Facilities Capital Investment Grant Program - Guidance Document and Application Form is available here.
The Department received 23 applications for projects worth an estimated $280,936,335 million. Projects receiving funding for this port program include:
- Illinois International Port District (IIPD-Chicago) – Iroquois Landing Dock Wall Rehabilitation, awarded $13,000,000.
- America's Central Port District (ACP-Granite City) – Madison Harbor Sediment Reduction, $13,000,000.
- Illinois International Port District (IIPD-Chicago) – Transit Shed Roof Replacement, awarded, $8,550,000.
- Ottawa Port District– Port District Intermodal Rail Yard, awarded $9,770,750.
- America's Central Port District (ACP-Granite City) - Granite City Harbor Truck Staging / Calling, awarded $5,500,000.
- Kaskaskia Regional Port District (KRPD-Red Bud) - KRPD #1 Rail Loop and Outbound Conveyors, awarded $10,000,000.
- Mid-America Intermodal Port Authority (MAP-Quincy) - Alter-Municipal Dock, awarded $13,163,192.
- America's Central Port District (ACP-Granite City) - Hill Storage Track and other Granite City Harbor Track Improvements, awarded $2,375,000.
- Shawneetown Regional Port District - Public Private Partnership River Terminal, awarded $11,200,000.
- Waukegan Port District - Reconstruct Dock Wall, awarded $12,000,000.
- Kaskaskia Regional Port District (KRPD-Red Bud) - KRPD #2 Gateway FS Expansion, awarded $2,700,000.
- Upper Mississippi River International Port District (UMRIPD-Savanna) - Land acquisition, remediation and utilities, awarded $7,000,000.
2020 Illinois Marine Transportation System Plan and Economic Impact Analysis Study: The Illinois Marine Transportation System plan and Economic Impact Analysis Study (IMTS Plan) is complete and can be accessed here. Web Friendly Version: Final 2020 Final IMTS Plan Document. Print Friendly Version: Final 2020 Final IMTS Plan Document. The IMTS Plan is a multimodal planning and policy endeavor initiated by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in March of 2019. The IMTS Plan provides the State of Illinois a foundational understanding of the marine transportation system and how it contributes to the state’s economy. This plan is only the first step in better integrating the state’s waterways into the state’s multimodal transportation network. The programmatic recommendations created as part of the IMTS Plan, provide IDOT and other State agencies important information on how to move forward towards integration of the marine mode as part of Illinois’ multimodal transportation network.
A video summarizing the Marine Transportation System, it’s economic impact and forecasted commodity flows is available here.
Individual Chapters are provided here:
Individual Port Profiles:
Illinois Public Port District Board Information