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Oct. 26, 2023

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MnDOT announces availability of $12.5 million in grants for Greater Minnesota community projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding on local projects that enhance transportation goals, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today.

The funding ($12.5 million in total) is available in federal funding through the Transportation Alternatives program in Greater Minnesota (each region has a sub-targeted fund). This program offers a competitive grant for communities, schools and regional agencies to fund pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more.
For the 2023-24 solicitation, applicants first submit a letter of intent to be considered. A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a funded project. Applicants will then submit a full grant application.

Projects selected for the Transportation Alternatives program must be implemented in 2028.
Grant solicitation timeline:

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 – Deadline for applicants to submit letters of intent.
  • Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 – Deadline for applicants to submit full applications.
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 – Grant recipients announced.

For grant details see the Transportation Alternatives website at mndot.gov/ta/.