WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the availability of $500 million to fund investments in road, rail, transit, intermodal 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.
As with previous rounds, funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 TIGER grants program are to be awarded on a competitive basis. The FY 2017 Appropriations Act specifies that TIGER grants may not be less than $5 million and not greater than $25 million, except that for projects located in rural areas the minimum grant size is $1 million.
The FY 2017 TIGER program will give special consideration to projects which emphasize improved access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness.
Applications are due Oct. 16, 2017.