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Grant opportunities

MnDOT 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.

Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program Grant Funding

MnDOT announces $6.5 million in grant funding for rail projects that will support economic development in different parts of the state. 2022 Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program (MRSI)

Office of Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights has a Micro Grant Opportunity available through April 29, 2022.

Port Development Assistance Program

The Minnesota Port Development Assistance Program provides the state’s public port authorities with capital investment funding assistance through grants.

Safe Routes to School

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.


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.