Minnesota communities and schools wanting to develop safer routes for students to walk and bicycle to school can apply for planning assistance grants through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Safe Routes to School program. Planning assistance grants are the first step for communities to assess their current conditions for walking and bicycling to school, and decide what they need to strategically and effectively implement a Safe Routes to School program. After a plan is developed, schools and communities can use the plan to apply for funds to advance infrastructure, as well as non-infrastructure solutions. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2019.
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Cities, counties, railroad companies, and rail users can apply for grant funding to improve freight rail service that supports economic development through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) 2018 Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program. Examples of eligible projects include railroad tracks, roadbeds, turnouts, bridges, buildings, and fixed loading/unloading equipment. The deadline to apply is Nov. 16.
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The Safety Grant Program awards funds up to $10,000 to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Applications are accepted continuously and reviewed every two months.
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