21 Jan Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grants
Program Name: Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grants
Resource Type: Federal
Agency: Program Source: Grant
Description: DOT is authorized to award $500 million in TIGER Discretionary Grants pursuant to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-055, Nov. 18, 2011). This appropriation is similar, but not identical to the appropriation for the “TIGER” program authorized and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). Because of the similarity in program structure, DOT will continue to refer to the program as ‘‘TIGER Discretionary Grants.’’ 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.