DOT Awards $500M in TIGER Grants
Posted @ Monday, August 01, 2016 By Heidi Schott
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On July 29, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced nearly $500 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Of the 40 grant recipients this year, nearly two-thirds are repeat applicants.
Demand for the 2016 TIGER grant program continued to far exceed $500 million in available funds. This year, DOT received 585 eligible applications from all 50 States, and several U.S. territories, tribal communities, cities, and towns throughout the United States, collectively requesting over $9.3 billion in funding.
The TIGER grant program supports innovative projects, including multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects, which are difficult to fund through traditional federal programs. This year’s awards focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural.
Learn more about the FY2016 TIGER awardees here.