TIGER II Roars Again: Continuation of Stimulus Act


The Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $600 million in grants for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure for projects that "will have a significant impact on the Nation; a metropolitan area; or a region" (Docket No. DOT-OST- 2010-0076). This program is a continuation of a program begun under the "Recovery Act," known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery ("TIGER") Discretionary Grant Program. Under TIGER, $1.5 billion of grants were awarded in 2009. Congress appropriated $600 million for TIGER, made some changes to the program for Fiscal Year 2010 in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, and the program is now known as the TIGER II Discretionary Grant program.

Pre-Application and Application Deadlines

The Department of Transportation ("DOT") is currently soliciting comments on the new program, but is also seeking pre-applications and final applications, by July 16, 2010 and August 23, 2010, respectively. This Client Alert provides information on the revised eligibility rules for applicants and projects; ranges for grant awards; and what is needed for a successful application.

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