$1 Billion in TIGER Funding for 2017 & 2018

TIGER funding announced to help improve transportation in rural areas.
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The USDOT announced TIGER funding worth over $1 billion to ensure continuity of the program through the next two fiscal years.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $500 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER funding) for the 2017 fiscal year, as well as another $500 million beginning in 2018.

The 2017 Consolidated Appropriates Act authorizes $500 million for national infrastructure investment projects that will have an impact on a region, metropolitan area or nation through 2020. Special consideration will be give to programs that address reliability and safety issues in rural areas.

In an effort to reject the current White House administration’s plan to scrap TIGER funding, the bill provides provisions for local and state transportation projects. The funds will help communities:

  • Improve reliability and safety
  • Fix freight bottlenecks
  • Shorten commutes
  • Expand access to jobs
  • Generate economic development

Applications are due Oct. 16, 2017.

Editor’s Note: Updated September 22, 2017

Read the official announcement.

Access DOT’s series of webinars for the 2017 TIGER application process.

Apply online for TIGER funding at Grants.gov.

Check out the DOT website for more information on the types of projects eligible for TIGER funding.

For examples of projects funded by past TIGER funding, see our previous coverage:

A Bike Lane Promises Improved Mobility in Mobile

TIGER Grant Funding Travel and Recreation Infrastructure in Philly

Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line Awarded $14.2M TIGER Grant

USDOT: $10M TIGER Grant for New Orleans Canal Street Ferry

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Rachel Engel

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Author Rachel Engel is also Associate Editor of Military1.com. She is based in Kansas.