This morning the Department of Transportation will announce the availability of funds for the next round of the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program.
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-31/pdf/2012-1996.pdf.
As you will note, the Fiscal Year 2012 TIGER grant program will make $500 million available for projects having a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or region. In addition, as in prior rounds of funding, this year’s TIGER grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis. Projects will be evaluated on primary criteria that include safety, economic competitiveness, livability, environmental sustainability, state of repair and short-term job creation.
Please be aware of the following KEY DATES:
- Deadline for Pre-Applications— February 20th, 2012
- Deadline for Final Applications— March 19th, 2012
The DOT pre-application system will open on or before February 13th. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit pre-applications and applications in advance of the application deadlines.
If you have any questions regarding the TIGER 2012 NOFA, please feel free to contact me.
Associate Director | Governmental Affairs
Office of the Secretary | U.S. Department of Transportation
202-493-2234 office | 202-400-1098 cell