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

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

The $12.5 million in federal funding is available 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 this solicitation, applicants must 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 2027.

Grant solicitation timeline:

• Nov. 4, 2021 – Deadline for applicants to submit letters of intent.

• Jan. 13, 2023 – Deadline for applicants to submit full applications.

• April 14, 2023 – Grant recipients announced.

Visit MnDOT’s Transportation Alternatives website for full grant details.


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