FY 2017 National Infrastructure Investments

TIGER Discretionary Grant Program

The FY 2017 Appropriations Act appropriated $500 million to be awarded by DOT for the TIGER Discretionary Grants program. The FY 2017 TIGER Discretionary Grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. The Act also allows DOT to use a small portion of the $500 million for oversight and administration of grants. If this solicitation does not result in the award and obligation of all available funds, DOT may publish additional solicitations. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 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. Pursuant to the FY Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, no more than 20 percent of the funds made available for TIGER Discretionary Grants (or $50 million) may be awarded to projects in a single State. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 directs that not less than 20 percent of the funds provided for TIGER Discretionary Grants (or $100 million) shall be used for projects located in rural areas. Further, pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, DOT must take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of grant funds, an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural areas, and investment in a variety of transportation modes. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 requires that FY 2017 TIGER funds are only available for obligation through September 30, 2020. No FY 2017 TIGER funds may be expended after September 30, 2025. As part of the review and selection process described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, DOT will consider whether a project is ready to proceed with an obligation of grant funds from DOT within the statutory time provided. Under the FY 2017 Appropriations Act, no waiver is possible for these deadlines. The FY 2017 Appropriations Act allows for up to 20 percent of available funds (or $100 million) to be used by the Department to pay the subsidy and administrative costs for a project receiving credit assistance under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (“TIFIA”) program, if it would further the purposes of the TIGER Discretionary Grant program. Recipients of prior TIGER Discretionary Grants may apply for funding to support additional phases of a project awarded funds in earlier rounds of this program. However, to be competitive, the applicant should demonstrate the extent to which the previously funded project phase has been able to meet estimated project schedules and budget, as well as the ability to realize the benefits expected for the project. DOT expects that each TIGER Discretionary Grant will be administered by one of the relevant modal administrations, pursuant to a grant agreement between the TIGER Discretionary Grant recipient and the relevant modal administration.

CFDA Number: 
20.933
Funding Opportunity Number: 
DTOS59-17-RA-TIGER9
Funding Entity: 
Award Amount: 
$25,000,000.00
Maximum Award Amount: 
$25,000,000.00
Application Due Date: 
10-16-2017
NOTE: Detailed Instructions on "How to Apply" for TIGER Discretionary Grants can be found on the TIGER Website (www.transportation.gov/tiger). Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. The Grants.gov “Apply” function opens on Sept 7, 2017. Please be aware that you must complete the Grants.gov registration process before submitting the Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Applications must be submitted by 8:00 PM E.D.T. on Oct 16, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.*Late Applications: Applications received after the deadline will not be considered except in the case of unforeseen technical difficulties outlined below. Late applications that are the result of failure to register or comply with Grants.gov applicant requirements in a timely manner will not be considered. Applicants experiencing technical issues with Grants.gov that are beyond the applicant’s control must contact TIGERGrants@dot.gov or Howard Hill at 202-366-0301 prior to the deadline with the user name of the registrant and details of the technical issue experienced. The applicant must provide 1: Details of the technical issue experienced 2: Screen capture(s) of the technical issue experienced along corresponding “Grant tracking number” (Grants.gov) 3: The "Legal Business Name" for the applicant that was provided in the SF-424. 4: The AOR name submitted in the SF-424 (Grants.gov). 5: The DUNS number associated with the Application. 6: The Grants.gov Help Desk Tracking Number. To ensure a fair competition for limited discretionary funds, the following conditions are not valid reasons to permit late submissions: (1) failure to complete the registration process before the deadline date; (2) failure to follow Grants.gov instructions on how to register and apply as posted on its website; (3) failure to follow all of the instructions in this notice of funding availability; and (4) technical issues experienced with the applicant’s computer or information technology (IT) environment. After DOT staff review all of the information submitted and contact the Grants.gov Help Desk to validate the technical issues you reported, DOT staff will contact you to either approve or deny your request to submit a late application through Grants.gov. If the technical issues you reported cannot be validated, your application will be rejected as untimely.
Implementing Sector
Implementing Sector: 
Department of Transportation
Eligibility
Eligible Applicant: 
Additional Eligibility Information: 
Eligible Applicants for TIGER Discretionary Grants are State, local and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of State or local governments. Multiple States or jurisdictions may submit a joint application and must identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact. Each project party in a joint application must be an Eligible Applicant. Joint applications must include a description of the roles and responsibilities of each project party and must be signed by each project party.
Categories
Assistance Type: 
Information Source: 
Opportunity ID: 
297147

Agency Contact(s)

Name Contact Email Contact Phone Number Contact Information
Robert Mariner robert.mariner@dot.gov Robert Mariner, Deputy Director, Phone 202-366-8914