Transportation funding programs
In 1957, Hennepin County established a program to provide financial assistance for roadways and bridges to towns/cities under 5,000 population. The program is called County Aid to Municipalities (CAM). The authority to distribute county funds for this function is contained in State Statutes 164.03, and 383B.608.
The primary purpose of the CAM program is to provide monetary assistance to cities that were not eligible for funding through the State Aid program due to their population. CAM reimburses towns/cities for eligible street project costs.
The county also provides funding for bikeway and sidewalk projects through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).