Montana Department of Transportation

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Grants and Funding

Aviation

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MDT's Aeronautics Division offers eligible communities and airports low interest loans and grants for various airport and aviation-related projects.

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CTEP

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CTEP is a program that funds transportation-related projects that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of Montana's intermodal transportation system.

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Emergency Medical Services

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Competitive grants are available to emergency medical service providers for equipment, training, or to provide medical care to a patient.

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Highway Traffic Safety

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MDT's Highway Traffic Safety Section administers federal grant monies for safety programs aimed at reducing deaths, injuries, and property losses resulting from traffic crashes.

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Rail

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MDT administers the Montana Essential Freight Rail Loan Program to support freight rail improvement projects that enhance service in Montana.

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Research

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MDT's Research Office issues contracts for various research projects. MDT focuses on applied research to answer questions and solve problems.

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TIGER

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ARRA appropriated discretionary grant funds to be awarded by the DOT for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure. These grants are for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER).

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Transit

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MDT administered both federal and state grant programs for qualified organizations providing transportation to the rural general public, including the elderly and disabled.

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Transportation Alternatives

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The Transportation Alternative (TA) replaces the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and several other discretionary programs, wrapping them into a single funding source.

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