Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Grants and funding

Funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian-related activities.

Active transportation grants

Active Transportation Program Funding

Funding is available through a competitive grant process for all communities to increase walking and bicycling and make non-motorized transportation more accessible, convenient, and safer for all Minnesotans. Future solicitations will include Planning Assistance, Engineering Studies, Infrastructure, Demonstration Projects, and non-infrastructure programming.

Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives

The Transportation Alternatives Solicitation replaces the funding from historical programs including Transportation Enhancements, Scenic Byways, Safe Routes to School, and several other discretionary programs with a competitive program to be developed by states.

Safe Routes to School grants

Planning assistance grants

Grants to schools and communities to develop comprehensive SRTS plans. Plans are completed by regional development organizations or a statewide SRTS consultant.

District Coordinator Grants

Our program will support coordinator positions in individual schools or districts. Coordinators will support communities with existing SRTS plans or other comprehensive approaches to advance non-infrastructure strategies that keep it safe, easy, and fun for students to walk and bicycle to school.

SRTS Boost Grants

Our grant supports communities with existing plans or other comprehensive SRTS approaches to promote non-infrastructure projects for schools to keep walking and bicycling to school safe, easy, and fun for students.

State funded SRTS Infrastructure Grants

Available statewide to communities to construct infrastructure that improves access and safety on prioritized routes to and at schools. Past grants have included sidewalks to schools, trails along state highways, and improved crossings on school walking routes. A SRTS plan is recommended to apply, no funding match required.

Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives (infrastructure opportunity)

Safe Routes to School is an eligible program for the Transportation Alternatives Solicitation. Greater Minnesota communities are eligible to apply to this competitive infrastructure program. A SRTS plan is recommended to apply, 20 percent funding match required.