TIGER program on its ninth life

Applications due October 16

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

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 2017 TIGER grant program will focus on improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness. 

The central Puget Sound region has been very successful in TIGER funding awards totalling $182 million in funding.

Projects funded from the program include the new South Park Bridge, which received $34 million in 2010, congestion management on I-5 near Joint Base Lewis McChord, which received $15 million in 2011, and Port of Everett's South Terminal Modernization Project, which received $10 million in 2016.

The deadline for submissions to USDOT is October 16, 2017 at 5pm PDT.