DOT to award stimulus grants early

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it will accelerate stimulus spending and announce $1.5 billion in TIGER Discretionary Grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act one month early.

The TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program will award ARRA funds on a competitive basis to projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or metropolitan area, and can create jobs and benefit economically distressed areas.