Community Development, Transportation
State or Federal?
TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a region, or metropolitan area.

The TIGER 2015 grant program will continue to make transformative surface transportation investments by providing significant and measurable improvements over existing conditions. The grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for disconnected both urban and rural, while emphasizing improved connection to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization.
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Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are: State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of State or local governments.
Priority High
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 05, 2015
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 10, 2014
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Pre-applications are required and due on May 4, 2015.
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must provide at least 20 percent of the total project costs. This requirement may be wholly or partially waived for projects in rural areas.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The FY 2015 Appropriations Act specifies that TIGER Discretionary Grants may not be less than $10 million and not greater than $200 million, except that for projects located in rural areas (as defined in Section C.3) the minimum TIGER Discretionary Grant size is $1 million. Pursuant to the FY 2015 Appropriations Act, no more than 25 percent of the funds made available for TIGER Discretionary Grants (or $125 million) may be awarded to projects in a single State. The FY 2015 Appropriations Act directs that not less than 20 percent of the funds provided for TIGER Discretionary Grants (or $100 million) shall be used for projects located in rural areas. Further, pursuant to the FY 2015 Appropriations Act, DOT must take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of grant funds, an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural areas, and investment in a variety of transportation modes.
Further Information
Robert Mariner, TIGER Program Manager
Phone: (202) 366-8914
Link to Further Information
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