Greater Minnesota transit grants
MnDOT is responsible for administering state and federal transit assistance fund for Greater Minnesota. These grants combine federal and state funds to improve and support public transit systems within Minnesota. Transit systems include buses, vans, and shared transportation vehicles.
2022 Greater Minnesota Public Transit Operating Grant Application and Instructions
The 2022 Public Transit Operating Grant is now open for applicants to apply for financial assistance for the Greater Minnesota Public Transit Participation program under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24. This grant opportunity includes funding from the State of Minnesota and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) beginning no later than January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
COVID 19 Positive Client Transportation for Greater Minnesota Program
Open now through September 18, 2020.
The COVID 19 Positive Client Transportation for Greater Minnesota Program is in collaboration with the, Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) a 13-state agency council, (established under Minnesota Statute 174.285), Olmstead Implementation Office, Minnesota Department of Health and MnDOT Office of Transit and Active Transportation (OTAT), under Minnesota Statutes 174.21-174.285.
The funding is through the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Solicitation for 2022 New Service
Open now through September 10, 2021.
The 2022 Public Transit New Service Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the State of Minnesota. This operating and capital grant program supports new service expansion and the purchase of new public transit vehicles during a one-year period, 2022.
New service instructions (PDF)
New Service Application Form:
Replacement bus grants
Open now through August 31, 2020
The 2021-2025 Public Transit Vehicle Replacement Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the state of Minnesota. This capital grant program supports replacement of public transit vehicles during a four year period from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025.
Solicitations Assistance Webinar Recordings July 21st, 2020
Transit facility, large capital and technology grants
Open now through September 15, 2020
The 2024-2025 Public Transit Facilities and Capital Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the state of Minnesota. This capital grant program supports public transit facilities and non-vehicle capital greater than $5,000 during a three year period from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2025.
Section 5311 Rural Transit Program
FTA Section 5310 Enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities program
The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides financial assistance for assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs.
Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program
Rural public transit operating grants
Grant solicitation currently closed.
The 2020-2021 Public Transit Operating Grant provides financial assistance for public transit services throughout the state of Minnesota. This grant program supports planning and operations of public transit service for a one year period from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021.
Section 5311 Rural Transit Program
Intercity bus operating grants
The 2021 Intercity Bus Program provides financial assistance to support the connection between nonurbanized areas and the larger regional or national system of intercity bus service. This grant program supports capital, planning and operations to meet the intercity travel needs of residents in Greater Minnesota for a one year period from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021.
Section 5311f Intercity Bus Program
MnDOT provides transportation-related grant opportunities.