Skip to main content

BUILD Discretionary Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.933
U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 19, 2018

Howard Hill


BUILD Discretionary Grants, formerly TIGER Discretionary Grants, provide funding for capital investments in unmet surface transportation infrastructure needs.

BUILD funding may be used to support:

  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Transit
  • Rail
  • Ports
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Rural broadband deployment that is part of an eligible transportation project

The Department of Transportation's priorities include growing rural economies, facilitating freight movement, improving access to reliable and affordable transportation options, and enhancing health access and safety for residents. To address rural transportation infrastructure needs, DOT intends to award a greater share of BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant funding to projects located in rural areas that align well with the selection criteria than to such projects in urban areas.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State, local, and tribal governments
  • 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

Award ceiling: $25,000,000
Award floor: $1,000,000

All FY 2018 BUILD funds must be expended by September 30, 2025.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

A link to the online application will be posted on June 4, 2018.

Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Infrastructure · Public health · Transportation

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.