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Category B - Villages and Small Cities

Baraga Avenue view of road in the evening
Department of Transportation

Category B - Villages and Small Cities

MDOT Office of Economic Development is no longer accepting applications for the FY 2025 Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF), commonly referred to as TEDF Category B. The FY2026 will be announced in early spring 2025.

About the Program: The Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF), commonly referred to as TEDF Category B was designed as a stop gap measure to provide additional road funding to the smallest communities in Michigan, particularly those with limited ability to fund road projects. The 2023 supplemental appropriation will allow for the continuation of the annual program for several grant cycles.

The following parameters apply:

Eligible applicants: Villages and small cities with a population of 10,000 or less per the 2020 census.

Eligible project type: Eligible projects include reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation, or capital preventative maintenance of city or village streets and stormwater improvements needed for the road project.  Only costs directly associated with the roadway construction and associated stormwater improvements are eligible for funding or match credit. Preliminary engineering (design), right-of-way acquisition, construction engineering (project oversight), water/sanitary, and sidewalk are not eligible costs.

Maximum grant: 50% of eligible costs, up to $250,000.

Program priorities: Each application is reviewed and independently scored based upon a consistent set of criteria:

  • The extent to which an agency has the ability to fund road projects, based on 2022 real/personal property value proportional to population.
  • Projects on local roads - as they have fewer eligible funding sources.
  • Projects paired with other infrastructure projects - to encourage efficiencies and coordination.
  • Projects done together with another agency’s project - to encourage lower prices and other efficiencies.     
  • Preventive maintenance projects - to encourage better asset management practices.
  • Points are reduced for agencies that received a grant from the program in the past.