Carbon Reduction Program

The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) is a new program created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The purpose of the program is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from on-road highway sources. Funding for the program is split into two main categories; Statewide (35%) and Areas based on population (65%).

The State of Minnesota will receive $20.5 million for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 and $20.9 million for FFY 2023 in CRP funds.  The Mankato North Mankato Area Planning Organization will receive $170,000 in CRP funds for State Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and $170,000 for FY2024.  Funding from FY 2023 must be obligated by June 7, 2023, and FY 2024 funding must be obligated by June 7, 2024.  Funds not obligated by the deadline will be distributed over the next 3 years.

MAPO announces funding opportunity through the Carbon Reduction Program for State Fiscal Year (FY) 2024.

The Carbon Reduction Program provides funding to support projects that will reduce carbon emissions. MAPO has $170,000 for FY24 available for projects located within the MAPO urbanized area.

Visit MnDOT Carbon Reduction webpage for additional information and a list of eligible activities.

Interested agencies may complete the funding application and return it to Chris Talamantez by 4:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2023.

Hard copies: Attn: Chris Talamantez 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

Digital copies:

Any inquiries regarding this program may be directed to:

Chris Talamantez


Solicitation timeline:

March 13, 2023: Solicitation opens

April 28, 2023: 4 pm deadline to submit applications

May 11, 2023: Internal TAC subcommittee finalizes ranking and scoring of applications

May 18, 2023: MAPO TAC recommends projects to Policy Board

June 4, 2023: MAPO Policy Board approves recommended projects and amends TIP

MAPO Carbon Reduction Program Application