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Grant Programs

MDOT provides funding for competitive grant programs and loan programs primarily, but not exclusively, for state and local road agencies. MDOT's goal is to leverage investments and target them to have the greatest impact possible on economic development and Michigan job creation.

Greyhound passenger bus stopped at the Intermodal East Lansing Station

Federal Passenger Transportation Program

The Federal Passenger Transportation Program provides funds for transportation projects located in areas that, as required through the Clean Air Act, do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide, and/or particulate matters.
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A passenger bus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Michigan Passenger Transportation Programs

Michigan Passenger Transportation Programs are paid from Michigan's Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF), which is derived from a portion of state motor fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and state sales taxes on automobiles and other auto-related products.
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Freight Economic Development Program

The Freight Economic Development Program provides low-interest loans that can be converted to grants. Eligible applicants include rail users locating or expanding in the state and local government entities interested in helping these businesses. 
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Local Bridge Program

The Local Bridge Program develops and manages a 3-year bridge program to improve and maintain the local bridge inventory. Improvements include replacement, rehabilitation and preventative maintenance.
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Townhall Road in Ionia County

Rural Task Force Program

The Rural Task Force Program provides federal dollars to rural counties with a population under 400,000 (78 out of 83 counties). These dollars must be spent in their geographic areas and both road and transit capital projects are eligible.
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Small Urban

The Small Urban Program provides federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding to areas with a population of 5,000 to 49,999. Road and transit capital projects are eligible for STP funds.
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Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a school-based international movement to make it safe, convenient and fun for children, including those with disabilities, to bicycle and walk to school.

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Flooding under bridge in Bay Region

State Infrastructure Bank (SIB)

The Michigan State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan program is available to any Act 51 public entity (county road commissions, cities, villages, or MDOT) for eligible transportation projects.  The SIB complements traditional funding techniques and serves as a tool to meet urgent project financing demands.

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Street view of US-12 /Michigan Ave. in Saline

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

TAP is a competitive grant program that funds projects such as bike paths, streetscapes, and historic preservation of transportation facilities that enhance Michigan's intermodal transportation system, promote walkability, and improve quality of life for Michigan citizens.
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Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF)

TEDF provides funding for transportation improvements that enhance the state's ability to compete in a global economy, promote economic growth and improve the quality of life in the State of Michigan.
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