Introduction on the TIGER Grant
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants was created on February 17, 2009 when President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the intent to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery, invest in transportation infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits, and assist those most affected by the current economic downturn.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was awarded an appropriation of $1.5 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and published a final Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on June 17, 2009 inviting applications from entities including tribal jurisdictions. DOT will accept applications by electronic mail no later than September 15, 2009.
The following links will provide additional information from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the TIGER Grant: