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South Central Minnesota Area Transporation Partnership
Transportation Planning in District 7
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Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 will be selecting projects for 2020.

(Greater Minnesota applicants will submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project (deadline will be Oct. 30, 2015). A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.)

Surface Transporation Program (STP) for local projects

Small Urban - City streets/bridges

Funds are designated for street/bridge improvements on city federal aid routes. Eligible applicants are cities with populations of 5,000 or more. In ATP 7, this includes Fairmont, Mankato, New Prague, New Ulm, North Mankato, St. Peter, Waseca and Worthington.

Rural - County roads/bridges
Funds are designated for street/bridge improvements on county federal aid routes outside the boundaries of small urban areas.. Eligible applicants are all counties in ATP 7. This includes counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Nobles, Rock, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan.

Local Transit Capital

Funds are designated for bus replacements. Eligible applicants are the public transit systems. May be funded with either STP Small Urban or STP Rural funds. For more information go to


Statewide-managed programs

Highway Safety Improvements for local projects


MnDOT - National Highway System/Surface Transportation/Highway Safety and State Transportation Funds
Statewide Performance Program

National Highway System:


 District 7 Risk Management Program


Highway Safety Improvement Improvement Program (HSIP)
Safety improvement program to be managed by Office of Traffic Safety.


2020 STIP funding guidance will be available December 2015 (additional information on inflation adjustments, contingency funding)