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MnDOT grant opportunities

MnDOT provides transportation-related grant opportunities.

Grant programs

Aeronautics and Aviation

The airport municipality is responsible for project design and construction management. Many project-related costs, including consultant services, are eligible for state and/or federal aid as described below.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

The Office of Civil Rights has limited grant offerings to the public. Opportunities, when available,
are posted on OCR’s web site.

Port Development Assistance Program

The Minnesota Port Development Assistance Program (PDAP) provides the state’s public port authorities with capital investment funding assistance through grants. It's administered by MnDOT's Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Minnesota Safe Routes to School is a national program that aims to make it safer and easier for students, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.

State Aid for Local Transportation

SALT provides technical assistance in highway and bridge design, construction and maintenance, authorizes grants for bridge construction, coordinates local federally funded projects and provides overall management of the state aid system.

State of Minnesota Competitive Grants

This site offers a list of grant opportunities by state agency or by subject area.


MnDOT is responsible for administering state and federal transit assistance fund for Greater Minnesota. The plan combines federal and state funds to improve and support public transit systems within Minnesota. Transit systems include buses, vans, and shared transportation vehicles.

Transportation Alternatives

The TA Solicitation 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.