Applying for Regional Solicitation funds

Instructions and resources for applicants

2024 Regional Solicitation. 

Next Steps

  1. The 2024 Regional Solicitation was approved by the Council on September 13. 
  2. Word files of the Regional Solicitation are posted online to begin preparing the applications. 2024 Regional Solicitation Applications
  3. Applications deadline - December 15, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. 
  4. Applications scoring - January through March.  
  5. Project Selection July 17, 2024, TAB Meeting

Before you apply

  1. Review the 2023 Workshop Regional Solicitation Introduction, and Qualifying Criteria.
  2. Review the sample application forms and start collecting the required data and letters of support. Applicants applying for projects on or impacting the state highway system should request a letter from Aaron Tag,, or their Area Manager at MnDOT-Metro District. Applicants can obtain crash data for 2020-2022 from MnCMAT system or request from MnDOT by Nov. 15 for the Regional Solicitation applications and Dec.15 for the HSIP application. This will guarantee that the documentation is available before the applications are due. Resource contacts are linked on the right.
  3. Review training materials and online videos prior to logging onto the WebGrants system. 

Training Resources for applicants

Video tutorials

  1. Regional Solicitation Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint Slide video)
  2. Webgrants Overview Training
  3. Mapping Application Overview
  4. Starting an Application in Webgrants
  5. Regional Solicitation Locating Funding opportunities
  6. Webgrants Tutorial to Log On to WebGrants
  7. Webgrants Collaboration Settings to add staff and consultants
Sample applications

Blank sample applications can assist applicants in preparing their application PRIOR to accessing the online system. These files are provided as reference ONLY!  All applications must be submitted using the online application software.

Getting started

Step 1: Review the WebGrants and Mapping Application User Guide (pdf)


Step 2: Register to use the online application system

All applicants and their consultants must register prior to accessing the WebGrants online application. Consultants working for an applicant must register for an account set up and be approved by the applicant. Once you register, your account will be ready within 2 business days.

Step 3: Generate maps 

Maps must be generated for each project application (except Unique Projects) PRIOR to applying (Step 4).  Information on the maps will be used to respond to measures in the application. Applicants must attach the maps they create to their application.


Step 4: Log in to the online application system

Please review the WebGrants User Guide (pdf) before logging in. The system gives applicants significant feedback on the status of grants as they are completed.