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Secretary Foxx announces $500 million in eighth round of TIGER funding

Staff writer ▼ | February 23, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects under the 8th round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
Anthony Foxx
Transportation   Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
“The TIGER program funds vital transportation projects that provide real benefits to communities all across the country. Every year, we see hundreds of compelling applications that have the potential to improve people's access to economic opportunities, make people safer, and improve their well-being.” said Secretary Foxx.

Like the first seven rounds, FY 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.

The 2016 TIGER grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, does not provide dedicated funding for the planning, preparation, or design of capital projects; however, these activities may be funded as part of an overall construction project.

Since 2009, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 134 projects to support rural and tribal communities.