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Greater Minnesota transit grants

MnDOT is responsible for administering state and federal transit assistance funds for Greater Minnesota. These grants combine federal and state funds to improve and support public transit systems within Minnesota. Transit systems include buses, vans, and shared transportation vehicles.

2023 Greater Minnesota Public Transit Operating Grant Application and Instructions

The Public Transit Operating Grant is for applicants to apply for financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota Public Transit Participation program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24. This grant opportunity includes funding from the State of Minnesota and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) beginning no later than Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Grant solicitation currently closed.
Notification of Grant Awards: September 2022.

2023 Greater Minnesota Public Transit New Service Grant Application and Instructions

The Public Transit New Service Grant Application is for applicants to apply for financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota Public Transit Participation program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24. This grant opportunity includes funding from the State of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Transportation – Office of Transit and Active Transportation, specifically Greater Minnesota Transit (GMT) funding. Funding time period is for Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Grant solicitation currently closed.
Notification of Grant Awards: September 2022.

2023 Replacement Bus Grant Application

The Public Transit Vehicle Replacement Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the state of Minnesota. This capital grant program supports replacement of public transit vehicles.

Timeline

Application Release Date: August 22, 2022

Application Due Date: September 23, 2022
Application Webinar Date: August 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. central daylight time
Notification of Grant Award: January 2023

Transit facility and large capital grants application

The 2027 Public Transit Facilities and Public Transit Large Capital Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the state of Minnesota. This capital grant program supports public transit facilities and non-vehicle capital greater than $5,000.

Open July 11, 2022 through Aug. 19, 2022.

The Technology Grant Application will be open in 2022. The exact date is yet to be determined.

FTA Section 5311(f) Intercity Bus Program

The Intercity Bus Program provides financial assistance to support the connection between non-urbanized areas and the larger regional or national system of intercity bus service. This grant program supports capital, planning and operations to meet the intercity travel needs of residents in Greater Minnesota for a one year period from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Now open.

Timeline

Application release Date: September 1, 2022
Application Due Date: September 26, 2022
Notification of Grant Award: October 28, 2022 (In this FTA Section 5311(f) F Intercity Bus Program Section)

FTA Section 5310 Enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities program

Grant solicitation currently closed

The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides financial assistance for assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs.

Other grants

MnDOT provides transportation-related grant opportunities.