Regional Solicitation

Allocating federal funds to meet local and regional transportation needs

Every two years, the Regional Solicitation process allocates federal transportation funds to locally-initiated projects to meet regional transportation needs. As the region’s federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Council works with the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) to review and allocate these funds, using an objective, data-driven, transparent process.
 

2020 Regional Solicitation Timeline

  • July 1, 2019 - Deadline to request Functional Classification change.
  • July 26, 2019 - Deadline to request Regional Bicycle Transportation Network change. 
  • September 19,  2019 - Release draft 2020 Regional Solicitation package for public comment: comments due November 6, 2019. 
  • November 20, 2019 - The TAB forwards the adopted 2020 Regional Solicitation package to the Met Council for concurrence. 
  • December 2019 - Metropolitan Council concur.
  • January - February 2020 - Met Council & TAB host workshops 
  • Febrary 2020 - Online Applications open in WebGrants. 
  • April 2020 - 2020 Regional Solicitation applications are due by 4:00 P.M.
  • July 16, 2020 - TAC Funding & Programming Committee approve the ranked list of projects.
  • November 2020 - TAB selects projects.

Questions?

General questions about the Regional Solicitation can be directed to Elaine Koutsoukos, TAB Coordinator