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The village is active in pursuing grant opportunities, both public and private. The majority of grants available represent tax money paid by the citizens and businesses of Schaumburg to the State and Federal government. Being awarded grants is one way for the village to get back some of the tax money sent to the State and Federal government. Below are some of the grants the village received from 2013 to 2018.


Transportation

Surface Transportation Program (STP): This is a federal program for improvements to reconstruct roadways and improve traffic flow through intersections and for bike paths, street lighting and sidewalk improvements. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) provides these funds to the Northwest Municipal Conference which distributes the funds to municipalities.

Year Grant Project
2018 $4,922,500 Various roadway, bike path and street light improvements
2017 $2,169,744 Various roadway, bike path and street light improvements
2013 $4,000,000 Barrington and Schaumburg Intersection Improvements
2013 $1,803,838 Walnut Lane Improvements
2013 $125,000 Salem Drive Improvements - Engineering Design

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
CMAP is responsible for distributing funds related to the CMAQ program. This program utilizes funds from the Federal Highway Authority to fund several types of surface transportation projects that ultimately improve air quality and mitigate traffic congestion. The village has utilized this program for the installation of bike racks and lockers at the Schaumburg Metra Commuter Lot in 2017 ($48,000), vvarious roadway, bike path and sidewalk improvements in 2016 ($6.1 million), and improvements to the Barrington and Schaumburg Road intersection ($2.7 million).

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L)
A federally funded program of improvements to transportation surfaces designed to support non-motorized transportation. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) uses a competitive process to select bicycle facility projects to fund under this program. The village has utilized this funding in 2017 ($1.1 million) for construction of a bike path along Golf Road.


Public Safety

Traffic Enforcement Programs
The village has utilized funds from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety to conduct occupant restraint and impaired driver enforcement during certain times of the year. The village used approximately $50,000 per year from the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to conduct these in 2014, 2015, and 2017 and also to conduct Labor Day holiday traffic safety checks in 2013 and 2015.


Bulletproof Vest Partnership
The US Department of Justice created the Bulletproof Vest Partnerships Grant Act of 1998 and has provided funds to jurisdictions to cover 50% of the cost of purchasing bulletproof vests for police officers. The village regularly uses this program to help with the purchase of vests.

ComEd Powering Community Safety Grant
In 2016, the village received the ComEd Powering Community Safety Grant for $7,600 to provide Smart Burners to Schaumburg residents.


Energy Efficiencies

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Throughout 2017, the village utilized grant funds from DCEO ($700,000) to replace all street light fixtures with LED street light retrofits throughout the village.

Public Safety Energy Efficiency Grant
In partnership with ComEd and Nicor Gas, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program provides funding and assistance to help local governments update and retrofit public facilities and/or street lights to improve energy efficiency and save money. The village received this grant for $32,275 in 2016 to install new bo9ilers at the public safety building.


Other

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NAACHO) Emergency Registry Creation
In 2017, the village received a $15,000 grant to create a Functional and access needs registry for residents with special health needs or that require transportation assistance.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
In 2015, the village utilized funds from the IEPA ($75,000) to make infrastructure improvements at Terada Park.

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