TIGER’s Back

Infographic via U.S. DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant funding, totaling $500 million.  Applications for these competitive grants, appropriated as part of the FY 2017 budget year, are due October 16.

DOT will be hosting two webinars to assist in the completion of TIGER applications.  These webinars will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 19. To register, please visit the TIGER Webinar Series webpage. DOT says additional webinars will be held, but it has not released those dates. This new round of grant funding has updated criteria, making these webinars an important source of information and assistance.

Said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao:

The TIGER grant program is a highly competitive program whose winners will be awarded with the funding they need to rebuild the infrastructure of their communities. TIGER grants will continue to fund innovative projects that will improve the safety of America’s passengers and goods.

Useful Links

 Official U.S. DOT Press Release

U.S. DOT – TIGER Website

NACo Coverage

Prior MACo Coverage on TIGER