U.S. DOT Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million Available for Seventh Round of TIGER

Earlier this month U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the availability of $500 million for the highly touted Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. As with the previous six rounds, this round is aimed at funding projects that create jobs, foster regional partnerships, promote new technologies, drive economic and community development, and strengthen the transportation infrastructure throughout the country.

Over the past six rounds, funds from the TIGER program
have helped launch projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico --many of which would still be on the drawing board without TIGER. The highly competitive program offers one of the only federal funding possibilities for multi-modal projects that often are not suitable for other federal funding sources. The TIGER program, according to a recent membership survey on federal priorities, revealed that TIGER is one of the top five federal programs accessed by landscape architects.

DOT is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants. For more information on how to view past or register for upcoming webinars please visit the TIGER
2015 Webinar Series page.

For more information regarding the TIGER program and application process please visit the DOT TIGER program information page.

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