These grants allow cities and towns across the nation to leverage federal government seed money and pair it with local resources to transform their communities.
Initially created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the previous five rounds of the program have funded 270 projects across all 50 states. As with previous rounds of TIGER, funds for the FY 2014 TIGER program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.
Cities can begin applying
for the TIGER grants on April 3 through Grants.gov and must submit final applications by April 28 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Submitting applications in advance is strongly encouraged. Cities must register with Grants.gov before submitting an application. This process usually takes two to four weeks to complete.
Up to $35 million of the program may be awarded for planning grants.
Details about the current round of funding and upcoming informational webinars are available on the Department of Transportation's website