State or Federal?
TIGER Discretionary Grants support capital projects ito repair bridges or improve infrastructure to a state of good repair; projects that implement safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, including improving grade crossings or providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services; projects that connect communities and people to jobs, services, and education; and projects that anchor economic revitalization and job growth. The FY 2017 TIGER program will give special consideration to projects which emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness. Eligible projects include highway and bridge projects, public transportation projects, passenger and freight rail projects, port infrastructure improvements, and intermodal projects.
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 government. Multiple jurisdictions can apply as consortia; however, a lead applicant must be identified and all participants must be eligible applicants. Previous award recipients may apply for support of additional phases of a previously funded project.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 16, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Sep 07, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Optional pre-application webinars on how to compete for a TIGER grant will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday September 13 and Tuesday, September 19. Register at the USDOT TIGER page: Additional webinars may be scheduled and more information posted online.
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants proposing projects in urban areas must provide at least 20 percent cash or in-kind match. Applicants proposing projects in rural areas may not be required to provide a match.

Additional consideration during the evaluation phase will be given to projects with significant nonfederal contributions, including state, local, private sector funding, or forms of cost sharing such as right-of-way contributions or toll credits.
U. S. Department of Transportation
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applications will be evaluated by potential impacts on primary and secondary criteria. Primary criteria: safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and quality of life. Secondary criteria: innovation, and partnership.
Further Information
Program Staff

Howard Hill
(202) 366-0301
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