West Central Blogger

Monday, September 8, 2008

Funding available for area transportation enhancement projects

The West Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership is seeking applications for the 2013 Transportation Enhancement Program, which has approximately $600,000 available for eligible projects in Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope, Big Stone and Swift counties. Projects require a 20 percent cash match.

Eligible transportation enhancement projects are:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety and educational activities
  • Acquisition of scenic or historic easements and sites
  • Scenic or historic highway programs, including tourist and welcome centers
  • Landscaping and scenic beautification
  • Historic preservation
  • Rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings, structures or facilities
  • Conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails
  • Inventory, control, and removal of outdoor advertising
  • Archaeological planning and research
  • Environmental mitigation of runoff pollution and provision of wildlife connectivity
  • Establishment of transportation museums

Information on the Transportation Enhancements Funds, including a guidebook and fact sheets on the 12 eligible activities, can be found at: http://www.enhancements.org/.

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