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Section 5311 Rural Transit Program

The Public Transit Participation Program provides financial assistance for public transit services. This grant program supports capital, planning and operations of transit systems in small and large urban areas and in rural areas outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Eligibility

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

The MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation has announced the 2023 Public Transit Operating Grant funding opportunities.

The 2023 Public Transit Operating Grant provides financial assistance for public transit service for a one year period from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.  The statewide budget target for the calendar year 2023 for Greater Minnesota Transit Operating grant contracts is: $114,000,000.00.

Timeline

  • Application Release Date: Monday, May, 16, 2022
  • Application Due Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Notification of Grant Award: September 2022

Applications must be completed and submitted through the BlackCat Grants Management system by the due date of July 1, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Transit Project Managers (TPM’s) are available to provide guidance and answer questions for public transit systems in Greater Minnesota.

Webinar

Info coming soon.

Guidance and application instructions

The MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation has announced the 2023 New Service – Competitive grant funding opportunity.

The 2023 Public Transit New Service Grant Solicitation and Application Instructions provide operating financial assistance for public transit services throughout Greater Minnesota.  This is an competitive grant opportunity. New Service is public transit services that is not offered in the baseline service levels by existing public transit providers in Greater Minnesota. This grant opportunity is for a one year period from January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. The statewide budget target for the 2023 New Service Grant is: $3,750,000.00

Timeline

  • Application Release Date: Monday, May, 16, 2022
  • Application Due Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Notification of Grant Award: September 2022

Applications must be completed and submitted through the BlackCat Grants Management system by the due date of July 1, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Transit Project Managers (TPM’s) are available to provide guidance and answer questions for public transit systems in Greater Minnesota.

Webinar:
Info Coming Soon.

Guidance and Application Instructions:

2023 New Service Guidance and Application Instructions