U.S. DOT Announces TIGER Grant Funding Opportunities

This week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $500 million in available funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. In order for a project to qualify for TIGER grant money, it cannot be less than $5 million and no greater than $25 million, with the exception of rural areas where a minimum of $1 million is required to apply. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and must be deemed as having a significant impact on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area.

Both President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget and a House passed FY 2018 transportation appropriations bill do not include funding for the program. The Senate, however, has included $500 million in its FY 2018 transportation appropriations bill to maintain TIGER grants.

U.S. DOT is providing technical assistance webinars on “How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants” on September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET and on September 19 at the same time. In order to register for one of the webinars, please visit: www.transportation.gov/tiger/outreach. Future webinars will be scheduled, and more information about those options will be posted online.

The deadline to submit an application for the FY 2017 TIGER grant program is October 16. For additional information, and to apply, please go to: www.transportation.gov/tiger