U.S. DOT Receives 568 Applications for TIGER Funds

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the Department received 568 applications for 2013 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant soliciation, showing a continued strong demand for the program. The number of applications surpassed the available funding with more than $9 billion in requests, competing for the $474 million available for the program. The Department of Transportation (DOT) received applications from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa. Click HERE to read the announcement.

On March 26, 2013, the President signed the FY 2013 appropriations act, which, after sequestration, provided $474 million for the U.S. DOT national infrastructure investments. Like the first four rounds, TIGER 2013 grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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