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Grant programs

TAP project Dodge Park Bridge over Clinton River Sterling Heights.
Department of Transportation

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.

Grant programs

I-94 bridge work over the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County

Federal discretionary grant opportunities

The USDOT and other agencies award federal discretionary grants to eligible applicants through a highly-competitive nationwide process based on qualifications and merit.

EV Charging station in Michigan

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

The NEVI Formula Program will provide dedicated funding to states to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.

Reconstructed M-143 (Michigan Ave.) in East Lansing. The road includes a new and improved bike lane, sidewalks, crosswalks, retention island and landscaping.

Michigan Shared Streets and Spaces Grant (SSSG) Program

The SSSG program is designed to help incorporated cities and transit authorities reconceive their streets not only as thoroughfares for vehicles, but also as civic spaces with a range of uses for all of us, no matter our age, ability or preferred ways of getting around.

A logging truck driving across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Program

The TEDF program 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.

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 transportation facility historic preservation to enhance the intermodal transportation system, and promote walkability and quality of life.

Children crossing the street in the morning

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program

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.

Flooding under bridge in Bay Region

State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Program

The SIB loan program provides loans to public entities for eligible transportation improvements and complements traditional funding techniques.

FHWA County Road 513 Black River National Forest Scenic Byway

Local Bridge Program

The Local Bridge Program develops and manages a 3-year bridge program to improve, replace and maintain the local bridge inventory.

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 for both road and transit capital projects.

Aerial view of M-37 in Newaygo

Small Urban Program

The Small Urban Program provides federal Surface Transportation Program funding to areas with a population of 5,000 to 49,999 for road and transit capital projects.

Rail cars near a grain elevator.

Freight Economic Development Program

The Freight Economic Development Program provides grants to rail customers to connect to or expand their use of the rail system. Grants cover up to 50 percent of rail customer infrastructure, like rail spurs, up to $2 million.

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 do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and/or particulate matters.

A passenger bus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Michigan Passenger Transportation Programs

The 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 vehicles.