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IIJA MPDG Discretionary Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity

The MPDG Funding Opportunity has been announced for years 2025 and 2026 and includes 3 grant programs:

MEGA-National Infrastructure Project Assistance program
The Mega program invests in large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and are likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits. Eligible projects include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail, and public transportation projects of national or regional significance

INFRA-Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program
The INFRA program awards competitive grants to multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, accessibility, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas.  Eligible projects will improve safety, generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, enhance resiliency, and hold the greatest promise to eliminate supply chain bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements.  

Rural- Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program
While smaller communities receive grants from a wide number of grant programs, including Mega and INFRA, the Rural program is dedicated specifically to projects in rural areas.  Eligible projects for Rural grants include highway, bridge, and tunnel projects that help improve freight, safety, and provide or increase access to agricultural, commercial, energy, or transportation facilities that support the economy of a rural area.  

For specific details on these 3 program, please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity

Due Date for applications is May 6th 2024

More information can be found on the MPDG Program website.

State Funds may be available to provide technical assistance to local agencies and Tribal Governments wanting to apply for Federal Discretionary Grants.Please see that application at https://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/iija-state.html

As always, for more information about discretionary grants, please see the State Aid IIJA website