Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Section 5317

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New Freedom


We are currently not accepting applications.


The New Freedom formula grant program aims to provide additional tools to overcome existing barriers facing Americans with disabilities seeking integration into the work force and full participation in society.

Who is eligible to apply

  • Tribal governments
  • State or local governments
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • Operators of public transportation services
  • Private operators of public transportation services


John Groothuis
Program coordinator

2014 Recipient awards

  • Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
  • VINE Faith in Action, Inc.
  • Western Community Action, Inc.
  • St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission
  • City of Moorhead