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TIGER Discretionary Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.933
U.S. Department of Transportation
Oct 16, 2017

Howard Hill


TIGER Discretionary Grants will award funding for transportation projects that better connect communities to centers of employment, education, and services and that hold promise to stimulate long-term job growth, especially in economically distressed areas.

Projects that are eligible for TIGER Discretionary Grants include, but are not limited to:

  • Repairing bridges or improving infrastructure to a state of good repair
  • Implementing safety improvements to reduce fatalities or serious injuries
  • Improving grade crossings
  • Providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services
  • Projects that bring in manufacturing and other jobs

Priority will be given to projects that emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness.


Applications will be accepted from state, local, and tribal governments, including:

  • U.S. territories
  • Transit agencies
  • Port authorities
  • Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)
  • Other political subdivisions of state or local governments
  • Multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Applicants in rural areas must apply for at least $1,000,000 and can apply for up to $25,000,000. There is no matching requirement for rural projects.

Application process

Links to the program guidance and online application process are available on

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Infrastructure · Public health · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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