Applications sought for enhancement program
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, Gr...
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:
Projects previously funded in area counties include:
n City of Ottertail bike trail (funded 2012) = $189,750
n Moorhead pedestrian underpass at 20th Street and 40th Avenue (funded 2012) = $310,250
n Villard bike trail to Villard city beach (funded 2012) = $100,000
n Lake LeHomme Dieu bike path (funded 2011) = $192,300
n Otter Tail County Highway 1 bike trail (funded 2011) = $144,300
n Highway 10 aesthetic and beautification improvements (funded 2011) = $260,500
n Phelps Mill bridge restoration (funded 2010) = $273,600
n Pelican Rapids River Park and Pathway (funded 2010) = $125,000
n Benson Northside Trail extension (funded 2010) = $167,200
n Fergus Falls bike path from downtown to Central Lakes Trail (funded 2009) = $158,000
n Moorhead pedestrian underpass at Highway 75 and 40th Avenue (funded 2009) = $439,000
A Transportation Enhancement Workshop is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls. For directions, visit www.wcif.org . The workshop will provide answers to eligibility questions and representatives will be available to assist in completing application forms.
Applications and grant writing assistance are also available by contacting:
n Wayne Hurley at West Central Initiative, 1-800-735-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org , for Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Traverse and Pope counties
n Mathew Dyrdahl at Headwaters Regional Development Commission, 218-444-4732 or email@example.com , for Mahnomen County
n Dawn Hegland at Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, 320-289-1981 or firstname.lastname@example.org , for Big Stone and Swift counties
n Justin Kristan at Fargo-Moorhead Council of Governments, 701-232-3242 or email@example.com , for the Fargo-Moorhead vicinity.
Information on the Transportation Enhancements Funds, including a guidebook and fact sheets on the 12 eligible activities, can be found at the following Web site: http://www.enhancements.org .
For more information on the program, contact Jody Martinson, Mn/DOT District 4 Planner, 218-846-7964, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The deadline for applications is Nov. 21.