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U.S. Department of Transportation Opens Fourth Round of TIGER Grant Program

February 10, 2012
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice of funding availability (NOFA) for the fourth round of TIGER grants. DOT has also released a technical supplement to Appendix A on Benefit Cost Analysis entitled "BCA Resource Guide."
 

The NOFA includes the following guidelines:

  • Eligible applicants may submit, as a lead applicant, no more than three applications for consideration;
  • Any applicant that is applying for a TIGER Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) payment must also submit a TIFIA letter of interest along with their application; and
  • Funds must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2013. The limited amount of time for which the funds will be made available means that DOT will focus on the extent to which a project is ready to proceed with obligation of grant funds when evaluating applications, and give priority to those projects that are ready to proceed sooner than other competitive projects.

Eligible projects include but are not limited to:

  • Highway or bridge projects;
  • Public transportation projects;
  • Passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and
  • Marine port infrastructure investments.

Pre-applications are due Feb. 20. Final applications are due March 19 and must be submitted through Grants.gov.

For more information please visit DOT's website. For questions please contact TIGER Discretionary Grant program staff at (202) 366-0301.



 
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