Federal Transportation Grants

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, a federal bill that funds much of the federal government for fiscal year 2014, includes a $600 million authorization for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program.

The TIGER program enables the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to examine local transportation projects on their merits and award funds accordingly.   In each round of TIGER, DOT receives many applications to build and repair critical pieces of the nation’s freight and passenger transportation networks. Applicants must detail the benefits their project would deliver for five long-term outcomes: (1) safety; (2) economic competitiveness; (3) state of good repair; (4) livability; and (5) environmental sustainability.

For a basic fact sheet on the grants, go to:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/26/fact-sheet-president-obama-lays-out-vision-21st-century-transportation-i.

For information, including upcoming webinars, on the grants in the form of a notice of funding availability, go to: www.dot.gov/TIGER.

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