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State Aid for Local Transportation

Small Cities Assistance Program

Small Cities Assistance Program

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The Small Cities Assistance Program was created in 2015 to provide funding for construction and maintenance of roadways in cities with a population less than 5,000. Minnesota Statute 162.145 provides details on the program.

In 2023, the Transportation Advancement Account (TAA) was created under Minnesota Statute 174.49. A percentage of the total revenues that go into the TAA are directed to the Small Cities Assistance Account. These funds now provide an annual, on-going funding source for small cities for transportation needs.

The program is administered by MnDOT’s State Aid for Local Transportation Division with the funding distributed by the Minnesota Department of Revenue