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Grants and funding

Funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian-related activities.

Active transportation grants

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.
Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives

Safe Routes to School grants

Planning assistance grants (now open!)

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.
Planning assistance grants

SRTS Boost grants (now open!)

Intended to boost local walking and bicycling efforts, SRTS Boost grants fund non-infrastructure strategies to help support current SRTS plans or programs.
SRTS Boost grants

Bicycle fleets

Bike fleets are essential parts of a successful bicycle education program, this solicitation offers the opportunity to apply for bicycle fleets, trailers and supplies to teach Walk! Bike! Fun!. A solicitation was held in 2016 and 2018.
Bicycle fleets

Infrastructure grants

Grants to communities to construct infrastructure to improve 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.
Infrastructure grants

Mini-grants

Communities can apply for small grants to start or expand SRTS school programs (crossing guards, bike trains, Walk to School Day)
Mini-grants

Local coordinator grant

This federal funding supports a part-time or full-time staff position for three consecutive school years. 
Local coordinator grant