Go get 'em, TIGER! $500 million available

A new opportunity to apply for $500 million in TIGER funding has been announced by the USDOT.

[caption id="attachment_8767" align="alignleft" width="300"]Ten projects in the region have secured TIGER funding in the past. Ten projects in the region have secured TIGER funding in the past.[/caption]

TIGER discretionary grants fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are awarded on a competitive basis to 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 central Puget Sound region has been very successful in TIGER funding awards in the previous 7 rounds, with 10 projects receiving $172 million in funding.

This round of TIGER was made possible by Senator Murray fighting to include the program in the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus which Congress passed in December 2015.

The deadline for submissions to USDOT is April 29, 2016 at 5pm.

Unlike last year there is no pre-application process.