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 underdevelopment

  • See Sample Applications in MS Word. 
  • Apply online for the Regional Solicitation

Timeline

  • April-June 2019 - Develop and discuss changes to the Regional Solicitation applications for the 2020 Regional Solicitation.
  • July 1, 2019 - Deadline to request Functional Classification change.
  • July 26, 2019 - Deadline to request Regional Bicycle Transportation Network change. 
  • July 17, 2019 to August 21, 2019  - Introduce changes to Introduction and Qualifying Criteria sections of the roadway, transit, bike/edestrian applications.
  • 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 reginal solicitation package to the Met Council for concurrence. 
  • December 2019 - Metropolitan Council concur.
  • September 2019 to February 2020 - Online application set-up and testing.
  • January - February 2020 - TAC Funding & Programming Committee names project scoring group chairs; Met Council & TAB host workshops; 2020 Regional Solicitation released.
  • April 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 - TAC recommends projects and TAB approves

Questions?

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