On December 18, President Obama signed the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act into law, appropriating $500 million for an eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. Similar to previous rounds of TIGER, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to award up to $500 million to road, rail, transit and port projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Further information on the eighth round will be made available within the coming months.
Project selections for the seventh round of DOT's competitive TIGER grant program were announced on October 29, 2015. The Department will provide nearly $500 million for 39 projects in 34 states, with some projects spanning several states.
TIGER 2015 discretionary grants were awarded to fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area. As with the previous six rounds of TIGER, the competition was rigorous, with 627 eligible applications requesting $10.1 billion or 20 times the available funding.
With its 2015 selections, TIGER continues to invest in transformative projects that will provide significant and measurable improvements over existing conditions. The awards recognize projects nationwide that will advance key transportation goals such as safety, innovation, and opportunity.
- Read examples of Safety projects
- Read examples of Innovation projects
- Read examples of Opportunity projects
For information on all of the 39 projects selected for TIGER 2015, read the TIGER 2015 Fact Sheets.
Since 2009, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 134 projects to support rural and tribal communities. Demand for TIGER has been overwhelming, with the Department receiving more than 6,700 applications requesting more than $134 billion through the program's seven rounds.