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Oct. 7, 2021

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MnDOT announces availability of $6.2 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 $6.2 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 the 2021-22 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 2026.

Grant solicitation timeline

  • Nov. 1, 2021 – Deadline for applicants to submit letters of intent.
  • Jan. 14, 2022 – Deadline for applicants to submit full applications.
  • April 15, 2022 – Grant recipients announced.

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