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Minnesota Highway Freight Program

About the program

Freight truck travelling on the highway.
Minnesota Highway Freight Program goals include infrastructure and operational improvements to U.S. highways, and improving safety, security, efficiency and resiliency of freight transport.

The Minnesota Highway Freight Program is a grant program designed to improve safety, mobility, and meet the needs of the state’s freight transportation system on a local level.

Minnesota cities, counties, ports, waterways, railroads and airports can apply for funding for highway transportation and intermodal projects that benefit freight movement throughout the state.

Funding is from the federal National Highway Freight Program to provide states the support to make freight movement improvements. Freight improvements that are funded will also help to meet the investment goals identified in the State Freight Plan.

Applications for funding are now being accepted for the second round of solicitation for state fiscal years 2023 - 2025.

How to apply

Evaluation and scoring criteria

Key dates

  • June 29, 2020: Solicitation announcement distributed
  • August 6 and August 20, 2020: Program informational session
  • Sept. 28, 2020: Applications due to MnDOT
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Projects selected and approved