The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated more than $4.1 billion for six rounds to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.
The TIGER program enables DOT to examine a broad array of projects on their merits, to help ensure that taxpayers are getting the highest value for every dollar invested. In each round of TIGER, DOT receives many applications to build and repair critical pieces of our freight and passenger transportation networks. Applicants must detail the benefits their project would deliver for five long-term outcomes: safety, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, livability and environmental sustainability.
Strong Demand for TIGER Grants Highlights Continued Need for Transportation Investment
TIGER applications for fiscal year 2014 funding totaled $9.5 billion, 15 times more than available funding
May 15, 2014: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation for its sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants totaled $9.5 billion, 15 times the $600 million set aside for the program, demonstrating the continued need for transportation investment nationwide. The Department received 797 eligible applications, compared to 585 in 2013, from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Enacted FY 2014 Appropriations Bill Includes $600 Million TIGER Program
On January 17th, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The bill funds much of the federal government for fiscal year 2014 activities, including a $600 million authorization for National Infrastructure Investments, referred to by DOT as TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Please stay tuned to this page for updates including the upcoming Notice of Funding Availability, 2014 Webinar Series, and applicant instructions. Prospective applicants are encouraged to look through Frequently Asked Questions, past webinars, and other guidance by clicking TIGER 2014 on the left side of the page.