Grants and funding
Funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian-related activities.
Active transportation grants
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.
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
Grants to schools and communities to develop comprehensive SRTS plans. Plans are completed by regional development organizations or a statewide SRTS consultant. Since 2006 MnDOT has funded almost 300 schools.
Intended to boost local walking and bicycling efforts, SRTS Boost grants fund non-infrastructure strategies to help support current SRTS plans or programs.
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.