Grants to Minnesota local governments for public infrastructure projects. Funding is intended to create jobs and economic opportunities and improve statewide transportation systems. Eligible expenses include land acquisition, design, predesign, construction, reconstruction, and infrastructure improvements.
Funds appropriated for the program must be used to fund predesign, design, acquisition of land, construction, reconstruction, and infrastructure improvements that will promote economic development, increase employment, and improve transportation systems to accommodate private investment and job creation. Money in the program shall not be used on trunk highway improvements, but can be used for needed infrastructure improvements and nontrunk highway improvements in coordination with trunk highway improvement projects undertaken by the Department of Transportation.
The tentative schedule for selecting projects will be as follows:
• June 15, 2023: Solicitation announcement distributed
• June 15- Sept. 22, 2023: Applications prepared (DEED and MnDOT offer guidance)
• July 10, 2023: TED/TEDI informational session (see information below)
• September 22, 2023: Applications due to DEED for TEDI and MnDOT for TED
• December, 2023: Projects selected and approved
Applications must be received by DEED by 4:00 pm on September 22, 2023.
There is no match requirement, however major components of scoring in the competitive process are the level of private investment and the leverage of nonstate funds. Applications with little or no leverage will likely be uncompetitive.
When requesting payments, grantees can only request up to the percentage of funds that matches the percentage of TEDI funding in the project. Supporting documentation (including invoices and canceled checks) for all incurred costs (including the required match) must be included with each pay request in order for DEED to process payment. DEED will only reimburse for completed work that has been paid for by the grantee.
Additional Funding Information
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Estimated Size of Grant
There are no funding limits for proposals requesting funds from the TEDI Program. However, how program funding must find appropriate geographical balance between the metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.
Term of Contract
Projects should be completed within three (3) years of execution of the funding agreement, unless an extension is requested by the awarded community in writing and approved by DEED. If the project has not proceeded in a timely manner (i.e. within six (6) months of scheduled construction start date), DEED has the authority to cancel the award.
Submit applications to be considered for funding to:
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
Attn: Jeremy LaCroix
*The expected DEED Headquarters move from the First National Bank Building has been delayed and it is expected to still be in the First National Bank Building through at least August 27, 2021. Please confirm prior to mailing or delivering your application that the address provided is correct. Also, please confirm after 8/27/21 that your application was received. Thank you for your understanding in this time of transition.