Federal Discretionary Grant Program Networking Workshop

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

New federal discretionary grant programs were authorized under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in addition to existing grant programs. More funding is available and new guidance is being issued that will govern the distribution of these funds. 

Come learn more about these funding opportunities and how and when to apply for discretionary grants.  This event will bring local governments, tribes, transit systems and state agencies together with private sector partners to explore how we can help Minnesota maximize the amount of federal funding coming to our state.

This Workshop will feature:

  • Welcome - Shakopee Mdwekanton Sioux Representative, Nancy Daubenberger, MnDOT Commissioner

  • Overview and Updates on Federal Discretionary Grant Programs
    • Minnesota Office of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Bill Lohr, Phil Barnes
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Sustainability - Emily Houser
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation State Aid Office - Elisa Bottos
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation Office Transit and Active Transportation - Mark Nelson
    • Metropolitan Council - Charles Carlson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Services, Nick Thompson, Deputy General Manager, Metro Transit
  • Meet Transportation Alliance Sponsors
  • Lunch
  • Congressionally Directed Spending
    • Congressional Staff
      • Office of Rep. Pete Stauber
      • Office of Rep. Dean Phillips
      • Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar
    • Transportation Alliance Washington D.C. Fly-In Sept 20-22, 2022




Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Event Accommodations

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372

Group Rate Available Until 05/25/2022

Workshop Registration Fees

Lunch Included

$55 - Members
$65 - Nonmembers
*All sponsor reps must register as an Attendee

$300 Sponsor Table
*No sponsor table fee for 2022 Annual Sponsors
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