Minnesota state aid programs for local transportation
Funding for local governments' transportation investment comes not only from own-source revenues such as the property tax but also from intergovernmental grants such as federal and state aid.
In Minnesota, most grants for local transportation are administered by State Aid for Local Transportation (SALT) in Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN/DOT). SALT is in charge of the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) and Municipal State Aid Street (MSAS) portions of the Highway User Tax Distribution Fund (HUTDF), along with federal aid highway dollars. In addition to funding support, staff from SALT provides technical assistance in highway and bridge design, construction and maintenance.
For more about State Aid programs, see State Aid Manual 2007.