MDOT has announced a new grant program – TEDF Category B, or the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF). The CIF provides grants to selected cities and villages with populations less than 10,000 for road improvements. Eligible projects include reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation and capital preventive maintenance of city or village streets. The maximum annual grant is $250,000 – at least a 50% match is required.
The following guidelines apply:
- Geographic distribution will be used as one of the criteria for grant selection. Eligible agencies may apply for a grant in consecutive fiscal years.
- Grant applications for roadwork associated with other infrastructure projects, such as water and sewer projects, will be given additional consideration during review. However, the costs associated with the other infrastructure work are not eligible for Category B funding.
- Applications for projects that are multi-jurisdictional in nature, even if the other jurisdiction is not using nor is eligible for Category B funding, will be given extra consideration during review.
- Applications for projects on roadways that are not eligible for funding through the Federal Highway Administration or TEDF Category D will be given additional consideration.
- Finally, for this round, additional consideration will be given to applications for projects that can be completed by the end of the 2019 construction season.