Funding Breakdown: Local Governments
Local governments receive additional transportation funding from Rebuild Illinois through both the increase of the state motor fuel tax (MFT) and grants from bonding.
Of the $1.9 billion in new annual transportation funding generated by fee increases in Rebuild Illinois, approximately 20% goes directly to counties, townships, and municipalities statewide.
Distribution of Annual Transportation Funding Between State and Local Governments
NOTE: these revenue estimates were calculated assuming a year with typical travel habits; the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact motor fuel tax revenues as summarized in this ILEPI report.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FROM MFT INCREASE
Counties, municipalities, and townships previously received monthly distributions of the state motor fuel tax (MFT), but now receive increased funding due to the MFT increase in Rebuild Illinois. Funding to local governments is distributed as follows:
Distribution of MFT Funds Dedicated to Local Governments
Municipalities across the state are estimated to receive an additional $188 million annually, while Cook County receives $64 million, all other counties receive almost $70 million, and townships and road districts receive almost $61 million, as summarized below.
MFT Funds Dedicated to Local Governments under Rebuild Illinois
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FROM BONDING
In addition to the new funding from increased fees, bonding is another component of Rebuild Illinois. As outlined in Article 5, Section 75 of Public Act 101-0029, one portion of this funding – totaling $1.5 billion – is specifically set aside for grants to local governments for transportation improvement projects. The following table summarizes the breakdown of funding between local governments. The distribution is consistent with the same distribution process outlined for MFT funds.
Grants to Local Governments for Transportation Projects under Rebuild Illinois
(assumed over 6-year period)
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING MAPS
The following maps illustrate new local government funding statewide. These maps simply illustrate the funding summarized in the lists above of MFT funds for counties, municipalities, and townships and road districts.
New Annual Local Government Funding by County from Increased MFT Funds
(aggregated funding from municipalities, townships and road districts, and counties)
New County Funding from Increasing the MFT
New Municipality Funding from Increasing the MFT
New Township & Road District Funding from Increasing the MFT