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TIGER FY 2014 Discretionary Grants Available Now

By February 27, 2014 No Comments

The U.S. DOT, Office of the Secretary, has announced the availability of $600 million to fund investments in road, rail, transit and port projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. This funding falls under the popular Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery or “TIGER” program.

State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of state or local governments, and multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant are eligible to apply for TIGER grants.

Union Station in Normal, IL

Uptown Station in Normal, Ill., was in part funded through a TIGER grant.

Projects should better connect communities to centers of employment, education, and services (including for non-drivers) and that hold promise to stimulate long-term job growth, especially in economically distressed areas. Applicants must detail the benefits their project would deliver for five long-term outcomes: safety, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, livability and environmental sustainability. Up to $35 million of the total program funding is available for distribution as planning grants.

TIGER FY 2014 funds are available for obligation until the statutory deadline of September 30, 2016. This extended schedule allows DOT to encourage the submission of applications for complex and multimodal projects that may require longer schedules. Final applications must be submitted through by April 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Read about intercity passenger rail projects funded by TIGER grants in Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Raleigh, N.C.; Alton, Ill.; and St. Paul, Minn.

Visit the official TIGER FY 2014 website.