“Strong demand” for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants continues as the number of applications has once again surpassed available funding, according to Ray LaHood, U.S. transportation secretary.
Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation for TIGER 2013 grants totaled more than $9 billion, exceeding the $474 million set aside for the program. The DOT received 568 applications from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.
Like the first four rounds, TIGER 2013 grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis. During the previous four rounds, the DOT received more than 4,050 applications requesting more than $105.2 billion for transportation projects across the country.