New TIGER Grant Round Announced
Applications Due October 16


On September 7, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the ninth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The TIGER program will award a total of $500 million to fund highway, bridge, transit, intermodal, port, and passenger and freight rail projects. Applications are due by October 16, 2017.

The previous eight rounds of the highly competitive TIGER program provided $5.1 billion to projects across the country. As described in the NOFO, “TIGER Discretionary Grants awards have supported projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.” In the SACOG region, TIGER funding has been awarded to Highway 99 improvements in Live Oak, Port of West Sacramento improvements, the Sacramento Intermodal Station, and project development efforts for the Broadway Bridge in the City of Sacramento.

The Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Act specifies that TIGER Discretionary Grants may not be less than $5 million and not greater than $25 million, except that for projects located in rural areas, the minimum TIGER Discretionary Grant size is $1 million.

SACOG staff encourages interested agencies to register for the series of webinars hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist potential applicants with various aspects of the TIGER program and application process. There is no registration fee for these sessions, however advance registration is required and space is limited to the first 500 registrants. Additional webinars may be scheduled in the coming weeks depending on demand. For more information, please visit the TIGER Webinar Series webpage.

The webinars:

  • How to Compete for TIGER Grants – All Applicants
    • Register – Wednesday, September 13, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST
    • Register – Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST
  • Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) for a TIGER Application
    • Register – Monday, September 18, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST