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U.S. Department of Transportation: National Infrastructure Investments

Deadline: October 16, 2017

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program supports projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. This includes, but is not limited to, capital projects in areas which repair bridges or improve infrastructure to a state of good repair; projects that implement safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, including improving grade crossings or providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services; projects that connect communities and people to jobs, services, and education; and, projects that anchor economic revitalization and job growth in communities, and specifically those that help bring manufacturing and other jobs. The TIGER program also supports projects that demonstrate significant non-Federal contributions from State, local, and private sector funding sources.

In FY2017, the 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.

Amount: Up to $500,000,000 is available. Grants will range from $1,000,000-$25,000,000 in rural areas, and from $5,000,000 to $25,000,000 in other areas. TIGER Discretionary Grants may be used for up to 80 percent of a project located in an urban area and up to 100 percent of the costs of a project located in a rural area. No more than $50,000,000 in funds may be awarded to a single state.

Eligibility: State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of state or local
governments. Multiple states or jurisdictions may submit a joint application and must identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact, and also identify the primary recipient of the award.

Link: https://www.transportation.gov/tiger/tiger-nofo

Note: A series of webinars will be held about the TIGER grant opportunity. See: https://www.transportation.gov/tiger/outreach to register.

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