TIGER Seminar "Lessons on How to Compete for a DOT Discretionary Grant"
The purpose of this seminar is to identify the key elements of competitive applications, provide information on developing benefit cost analysis and present information on the program's processes. Additionally, the Department has received $600m for TIGER II and information outlining this next round of grant awards will be presented.
The TIGER Program created under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is a $1.5 billon dollar multi-modal discretionary grant program that was designed to provide support for innovative transportation projects of National, regional, andlocal significance, including projects that are often difficult to fund under the traditional transportation programs. The program received over 1,400 applications, totalling almost $60 billion and awarded 51 projects.