MnDOT announces $2 million in transportation economic development funding for projects in Greater Minnesota – Detroit Lakes Tribune

ST. PAUL – Cities, counties, tribes and other government entities in Greater Minnesota are encouraged to apply for matching funds for local transportation infrastructure projects that support economic development, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Greater Minnesota is defined as all counties outside of the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area.

A total of $2 million in matching funds is available through the Transportation Economic Development Program for construction projects on the national highway system taking place in 2023 and 2024.

Expressions of Interest for this TED funding round are strongly encouraged and should be submitted online through the MnDOT TED solicitation website by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2022. Applicants who submit an Expression of Interest will work with staff of the MnDOT to develop a full application.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 2. Projects selected for funding will be announced in fall 2022.

Questions regarding the solicitation may be directed to [email protected]

The MnDOT TED Program is a competitive grant program that helps meet the state’s transportation and economic development needs by creating and maintaining well-paying jobs and leveraging private and local investment in transportation infrastructure .

The TED program has provided nearly $130 million in grants to 55 projects across Minnesota since 2011. This investment has leveraged $336 million in local and private public funds. For more information, including lists of past projects funded by the TED program since 2010, visit

mndot.gov/funding/ted/index.html

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