Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Active Transportation Program

About the program

The Active Transportation Program provides grants to make walking, biking and rolling better. Our grants aim to increase the number of people walking and biking to destinations by:


All people in Minnesota have access to safe and convenient active transportation where they live, work, and play.


The Minnesota legislature established the Active Transportation program in 2018 and funded it with $5 million dollars in 2021. Read the statute.


  • Fall 2021: Stakeholder engagement and program development
  • Winter 2022: Solicitation for planning assistance grants
  • Summer 2022: Capacity building, training, and technical assistance programming
  • Fall 2022: Solicitation for infrastructure, demonstration projects, and non-infrastructure grants