DOT Announces Next Round of TIGER Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently published a notice of availability for funds under Round IV of the TIGER discretionary grant program for 2012. 

The pre-application deadline is February 20. Final applications are due March 19.

As with previous rounds of TIGER, funds for the FY 2012 TIGER program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region.

The Notice of Funding Availability is similar to last year's notice with some exceptions.

• Eligible applicants may submit, as a lead applicant, no more than three applications for consideration;

• Any applicant that is applying for a TIGER TIFIA Payment must also submit a TIFIA letter of interest along with their application; and

• Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2013. The limited amount of time for which the funds will be made available means that DOT will focus on the extent to which a project is ready to proceed with obligation of grant funds when evaluating applications, and give priority to those projects that are ready to proceed sooner than other competitive projects.

Details: More information is available at