MPOJC staff assists municipalities with grant applications for state or federal funds for transportation projects. The following list of resources will aid your preliminary search for transportation funding opportunities:

This is a guide compiled by the staff of the Iowa Department of Transportation to help local governments, organizations and individuals with preliminary searches for funding assistance from the DOT. Programs that fit more than one grouping are listed more than once in the table of contents, and duplicate information for these programs is also contained in the body of the Funding Guide.

Trails may be developed, managed, and maintained using local funds. There are numerous ways such funds can be dedicated for trail use. Bond referenda, assessments, special financing districts, park/trail dedication, or general fund money may be used at a local government’s discretion. Often, this money is used as the local match for other federal or state trail grants.


Emily Bothell