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Another Round of TIGER Grants Announced

May 17, 2013
The Department of Transportation has announced the fifth round of TIGER grant funds.
Applications are due June 3, 2013 and all funds must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2014. Projects eligible for TIGER grants include highways and bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight rail transportation and marine port infrastructure investments. Grants may range in size from $10 million to $200 million. Grants to rural areas may be for less than $10 million, but must be more than $1 million. No less than $120 million must be awarded to projects in rural areas.

The four previous rounds of TIGER provided $3.1 billion to support 218 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More than 100 of the TIGER grants were awarded directly to city or county governments that are otherwise unable to directly access traditional sources of Federal funding for their projects. Similarly, more than 19 TIGER grants were awarded directly to port authorities, and eight to tribal governments. TIGER has also contributed to 11 multi-state projects, which would have been difficult to fund through Federal formula programs.

Information on project eligibility and application requirements is available online.

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