Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Grants and funding

Funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian-related activities.

Active transportation grants

Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives

The Transportation Alternatives Solicitation replaces the funding from historical programs including Transportation Enhancements, Scenic Byways, Safe Routes to School, and several other discretionary programs with a competitive program to be developed by states.
Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives

Safe Routes to School grants

Infrastructure grants

Solicitation Open! Letters of Intent due October 29, 2021.

  • State funded SRTS Infrastructure Grants:
    Available statewide to communities to construct infrastructure that improves access and safety on prioritized routes to and at schools. Past grants have included sidewalks to schools, trails along state highways, and improved crossings on school walking routes. A SRTS plan is recommended to apply, no funding match required.
    Infrastructure grants
  • Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives (infrastructure opportunity):
    Safe Routes to School is an eligible program for the Transportation Alternatives Solicitation. Greater Minnesota communities are eligible to apply to this competitive infrastructure program. A SRTS plan is recommended to apply, 20 percent funding match required.
    Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives

Planning assistance grants

Solicitation Open! Applications due January 10, 2022.

Grants to schools and communities to develop comprehensive SRTS plans. Plans are completed by regional development organizations or a statewide SRTS consultant. Since 2006 MnDOT has funded almost 300 schools.
Planning assistance grants

SRTS Boost grants

Solicitation Open! Applications due January 10, 2022.

Intended to boost local walking and bicycling efforts, SRTS Boost grants fund non-infrastructure strategies to help support current SRTS plans or programs.
SRTS Boost grants