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USDOT Announces FY2017 TIGER Program

September 15, 2017
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On Monday, September 11, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.  The total amount available is $500 million, with at least $100 million of the total to be used for projects in rural areas.  Projects must not exceed $25 million, and must have a cost greater than $5 million or greater than $1 million in rural areas.  This year’s TIGER solicitation is similar to previous funding rounds, but with special consideration for projects that result in 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.  This round of TIGER also emphasizes projects that exceed the required minimum non-federal cost share.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, USDOT will hold the webinar How to Compete for TIGER Grants – All Applicants, and on Friday, September 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, USDOT will hold the webinar How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants – Rural and Tribal Applicants.  As of the time of publication, registration is still available for this webinar.  Another webinar on preparing benefit cost analysis for a TIGER application has reached registration capacity.  For more information, visit the USDOT TIGER website.