Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Grants to Minnesota state, local, and tribal government agencies, regional transportation authorities, school districts, schools, and nonprofits for projects to improve transportation infrastructure for communities and schools outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application.
As identified in federal law, Transportation Alternatives funds may be obligated for projects or activities described in 23 U.S.C. 101(a)(29) or 213, as such provisions were in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the FAST Act. Former 23 U.S.C. 213(b)(1):
1. Transportation Alternatives as defined in section 101 [former 23 U.S.C. 101(a)(29)]: The term “Transportation Alternatives” means any of the following activities when carried out as part of any program or project authorized or funded under this title, or as an independent program or project related to surface transportation:
2. The recreational trails program under 23 U.S.C. 206 of title 23.
3. The safe routes to school program eligible projects and activities listed at section 1404(f) of the SAFETEA-LU:
4. Planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.
There are no location restrictions for Transportation Alternatives set-aside infrastructure projects; they are not required to be located along highways.
For SRTS noninfrastructure projects, traffic education and enforcement activities must take place within approximately two miles of a primary or middle school (kindergarten through 8th grade).
GrantWatch ID#: 137898
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dave Cowan, MnDOT Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Coordinator
Sara Pflaum MnDOT Safe Routes to School Engineering Coordinator
Zue Vue, MnDOT Transportation Alternatives Coordinator
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155
USA: Minnesota: Statewide, excluding the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area
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