2016 TIGER Grants Unleashed

US DOT announces $500 million available for transportation projects across the country.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. Fiscal year 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. 

Applications to the TIGER 2016 grant program should be submitted through Please note, all applicants are required to complete the registration process before submitting the application, and this process usually takes two-to-four weeks to complete. Learn more.

Historically, TIGER has been extremely popular with state Departments of Transportation, local communities, and landscape architects, with applications far exceeding available funding in all six rounds of funding. The program increases opportunities for landscape architects to plan and design more multimodal transportation networks that allow all users to safely and efficiently access our nation’s rights-of-way.

For the 2016 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars, which are recorded and posted on the USDOT website, are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application. 


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