The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is making $500 million available for transportation projects in the eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Since 2009, the program has provided roughly $4.6 billion to 381 projects, encompassing transportation enhancements in each state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. This also includes 134 projects that support rural and tribal communities.
TIGER grants are focused on surface transportation capital projects that “generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural.”
“The TIGER program funds vital transportation projects that provide real benefits to communities all across the country. Every year, we see hundreds of compelling applications that have the potential to improve people’s access to economic opportunities, make people safer, and improve their well-being,” says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
“I am proud that for seven rounds, TIGER has been able to make a valuable contribution to improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure, and I look forward to this year’s competition.”
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, signed by President Obama on Dec. 18 last year, provides funding for the program. April 29 is the deadline for applications, and more details are available at www.transportation.gov/TIGER.