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.
Enacted FY 2015 Appropriations Bill Includes $500 Million TIGER Program
On December 16th, the President signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. The bill includes a $500 million authorization for National Infrastructure Investments, referred to by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Please stay tuned to this page for updates including the upcoming Notice of Funding Availability, 2015 Webinar Series, and applicant instructions. Prospective applicants are encouraged to look through Frequently Asked Questions, past webinars, and other guidance by exploring the links on the left side of the page.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces 72 TIGER 2014 Recipients: Demand Demonstrates Need for Greater Transportation Investment through GROW AMERICA Act
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program.
The Department received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.
“As uncertainty about the future of long-term federal funding continues, this round of TIGER will be a shot in the arm for these innovative, job-creating and quality of life-enhancing projects,” said Secretary Foxx. “We're building bridges from Maine to Mississippi. We're creating ladders of opportunity for the middle-class and those seeking to enter the middle-class by investing in transit, road and rail projects from Los Angeles to Detroit to New York City, increasing access to jobs and quality of life. For every project we select, however, we must turn dozens more away – projects that could be getting done if Congress passed the GROW AMERICA Act, which would double the funding available for TIGER and growing the number of projects we could support.”
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.