June 3 DOT’s Deadline to Apply for TIGER Grants

Executive Summary: The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to award $473.847 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)Discretionary Grants pursuant to the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. June 3, 2013is the deadline for project sponsors to submit FY2013 TIGER Discretionary Grant applications.

Link to TIGER website: http://www.dot.gov/tiger.

Who is Impacted: All airports that intend to apply for TIGER funds for FY 2013. The TIGER program provides an opportunity for airports to secure funding for important multi-modal projects.

Suggested Airport Actions:

Sponsors intending to apply for TIGER discretionary grants should submit their application through http://www.grants.gov/on or before June 3, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Program Background:

The TIGER Discretionary Grant program provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives.

According to DOT, “the TIGER program enables DOT to use a rigorous process to select projects with exceptional benefits, explore ways to deliver projects faster and save on construction costs, and make investments in our Nation's infrastructure that make communities more livable and sustainable.” In FY 2012, DOT awarded TIGER Grants to 47 capital projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Each project was multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional or otherwise challenging to fund through existing programs.

From FY 2009 to 2012, the US DOT awarded TIGER Grants totaling over $35 million to Yellowstone International Airport, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, and San Bernardino Airport for access road projects; and over $65 million to Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and Central Pennsylvania for projects connecting light rail/railway systems with airports.

ACI-NA Contact: Liying Gu(202-861-8084) or Chris Oswald(202-293-4539)