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TED Program

Established in 2010, the Transportation Economic Development Program provides competitive grants to construction projects on state highways that provide measurable economic benefits. The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, administers the program. DEED administers a parallel Transportation Economic Development Infrastructure (TEDI) program that funds projects on local roads and for other types of transportation. Projects may combine funding from both programs.

Eligibility

The TED program specifically targets transportation improvements that will lead to measurable economic benefits. For a project to be eligible, it must contribute to job creation or retention or another measurable economic benefit. Eligible applicants are any governmental entity as defined by state law.The TED program will provide funding for up to 70 percent of the total transportation infrastructure cost of the project or the state’s maximum allowable share as determined by MnDOT’s cost participation policy or MN State Statute 174.12 Subd. 7, whichever is less.

2019 solicitation

MnDOT is currently soliciting project applications for the TED program. MnDOT anticipates awarding up to $20 million for construction projects on Minnesota’s state highways that have measurable economic benefits in calendar years 2020-2022.

In addition, DEED has an additional $2.2 million in general obligation bonds available through the TEDI program.

Applications for both programs are due September 6, 2019.

Information sessions about the application process are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Date City Location Time
June 5 Roseville MnDOT Waters Edge Building
Conference Rooms A-C
1500 W. County Road B-2
Roseville, MN 55113
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1:00- 3:00 PM
June 7 Brainerd/Baxter MnDOT District 3 Office
7694 Industrial Park Rd.
Baxter, MN 56425
(Find transit information)
10:00 AM - Noon
June 10 Mankato MnDOT District 7 Office
Northwoods Conf. Room
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
(Find transit information)
1:00-3:00 PM
June 11 Willmar MnDOT District 8 Office
Green Lake Conference Room
2505 Transportation Rd.
Willmar, MN 56201
(Find transit information)
10:00 - Noon
June 12 Rochester MnDOT District 6 Office
Mississippi River East Room
2900 48th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(Find transit information)
10:00 AM – Noon
June 21 Bemidji MnDOT District 2 Office  
3920 Hwy 2 West
Bemidji, MN 56601
(Find transit information)
10:00 AM - Noon
June 26 Detroit Lakes MnDOT District 4 Office
Conf. Rooms B109-B110
1000 Highway 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(Find transit information)
10:00 AM - Noon
June 27 Duluth MnDOT District 1 Office
1123 Mesaba Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
(Find transit information)
10:00 AM - Noon