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BUILD Grant Urbanized Area

The following Urbanized Areas, as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, with a population of 200,000 or more, are considered urban for the purposes of the FY 2019 BUILD grants. For the purposes of BUILD grants, all other areas, including Urbanized Areas with populations fewer than 200,000, are considered rural.  For more information on Urbanized Areas, visit the Census Bureau website at http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc10map/UAUC_RefMap/ua/

Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches BUILD Transportation Program, Announces $1.5 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) today announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Updated: Friday, March 9, 2018

TIGER Grants Include Historic Investment in Tribal Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) today announced $39.18 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for tribal projects. These awards collectively constitute the largest amount of tribal-specific funding delivered since the first round of the program.

“The TIGER grants announced today are investments in tribal infrastructure that will help improve safety, create jobs and modernize transportation systems,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Updated: Friday, March 9, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Discusses Safety, Economic Growth at the New Dixie Highway Project Kickoff Event

Project Was Awarded $16.9 Million In TIGER Discretionary Grant Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today took part in a kickoff event for the construction of the New Dixie Highway Project in Louisville, Kentucky. The project was awarded $16.9 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant funding in 2015.

Updated: Friday, December 22, 2017

2019 BUILD Applications FAQs

The following questions pertain to the FY2019 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program.


What is the BUILD Transportation Grant Program?

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 appropriated $900 million, available for obligation through September 30, 2021, for National Infrastructure Investments. As with previous rounds, funds for the FY2019 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.

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