Fiscal Year 2016: The remaining project/s under this title requiring the submission of final reimbursable invoices included the Priority Bus Transit in the National Capital Region and the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Project in Fitchburg, MA.
Fiscal Year 2017: No additional projects were funded under this title during FY 2017.
Fiscal Year 2018: No additional projects will be funded under this title during FY 2018.
The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Lake County Board Of County Commissioners||$ 615,594||   ||2010-07-13||2018-09-30|
|University Of Vermont & State Agricultural College||$ 3,150,000||   ||2010-09-28||2016-09-30|
|Dubuque, The City Of (inc)||$ 5,600,000||   ||2010-09-24||2016-09-30|
|America's Central Port District||$ 8,500,000||   ||2011-09-26||2014-03-01|
|Accounting And General Services, Hawaii Department Of||$ 24,500,000||   ||2010-07-12||2012-02-17|
|Juneau, City & Borough Of||$ 3,640,000||   ||2010-07-01||2011-11-30|
|Illinois Department Of Transportation||$ 24,708,233||   ||2010-12-14|
|Transportation, Pennsylvania Department Of||$ 102,390||   ||2011-05-25|
|Transportation, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 1,805,624||   ||2010-12-29|
|Transportation, Pennsylvania Department Of||$ 4,095,974||   ||2010-12-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: As of September 30, 2016, the $1.5 billion appropriated under this title has been fully expended on the 51 projects awarded on February 17, 2010. Fiscal Year 2017: There will be no additional expenditures under this title during Budget Year 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: There will be no additional expenditures under this title during Budget Year 2018.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Under this program, $1,500,000,000 was available through September 30, 2011, for the Department to make grants on a competitive basis for projects that would have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.
Projects eligible for funding provided under this program included, but were not limited to, highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, including interstate rehabilitation, improvements to the rural collector road system, the reconstruction of overpasses and interchanges, bridge replacements, seismic retrofit projects for bridges, and road realignments; public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, included investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that would expedite the completion of those projects and their entry into revenue service; passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement.
The Department also used an amount not to exceed $200,000,000 for the purpose of paying the subsidy and administrative costs of projects eligible for federal credit assistance under chapter 6 of title 23, United States Code, if the Department finds that such use of the funds would advance the purposes of this program.
In distributing funds available under this program, the Department must take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of funds and an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural communities.
Grants provided under this program generally were not less than $20,000,000 and not greater than $300,000,000, however, the Department waived the $20,000,000 minimum grant size for the purpose of funding significant projects in smaller cities, regions, or States.
Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program would be awarded to projects in a single State.
The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure was made under this program may have been up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that were expected to be completed by February 17, 2012.
Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program were awarded to projects in a single State.
Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program will be awarded to projects in a single State.
The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that were expected to be completed by February 17, 2012.
The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may have been up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that are expected to be completed by February 17, 2012.
The ultimate benefits of this program may have been received by, among others, State or local governments, transit agencies, builders/contractors/developers, major metropolises, and other urban, suburban, or rural areas.
Recipients and their first-tier sub-awardees were required to have a DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and a current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov). Recipients of Recovery Act funds had to have systems and internal controls that allow them to separately track and report Recovery Act funds even if the funds are being used to fund an existing project/activity. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Complete applications for TIGER Discretionary Grants were submitted by September 15, 2009 (the ??Application Deadline??). While applicants were encouraged to submit applications in advance of the Application Deadline, applications would not be evaluated, and awards would not be made, until after the Application Deadline. Due to the need to expedite the grant award process to meet the requirements and purposes of the Recovery Act (as defined below), the Department evaluated all applications and announced the projects that had been selected to receive Grant Funds (as defined below) as soon as possible after the Application Deadline, but no later than February 17, 2010. In addition, in the event this solicitation did not result in the award and obligation of all available funds, the Department decided to publish an additional solicitation.
TIGER Discretionary Grants were awarded to projects with a demonstrated or ability to: ??(i) Deliver programmatic results; (ii) achieve economic stimulus by optimizing economic activity and the number of jobs created or saved in relation to the Federal dollars obligated; (iii) achieve long-term public benefits by, for example, investing in technological advances in science and health to increase economic efficiency and improve quality of life; investing in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that provided long-term economic benefits; fostering energy independence; or improving educational quality; and (iv) satisfy the Recovery Act?s transparency and accountability objectives.??.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (?Recovery Act?), Title XII ? Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Supplemental Discretionary Grants for a National Surface Transportation System., Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program were awarded to projects in a single State. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that require a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package. While this program did not require a State match, the Maintenance of Effort provisions of section 1201 of the Act apply to projects that receive funding under this program to the extent that a State planned to expend State funds on such a project as of February 17, 2009. Specifically, section 1201(a) required that for amounts distributed to a State or State agency from an appropriation in the Act for a covered program (including this program), the Governor of the State shall certify to the Secretary of Transportation that the State will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects funded by the appropriation. As part of this certification, the Governor was required to submit a statement identifying the amount of funds the State planned to expend from State sources as of February 17, 2009, during the period beginning on February 17, 2009, through September 30, 2010, for the types of projects funded by the appropriation. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds available under this program were available through September 30, 2011. The Department gave priority to projects that are expected to be completed by February 17, 2012. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
All ARRA reporting requirements.
All ARRA reporting requirements.
To include all ARRA reporting requirements.
Monitoring with be conducted based on OMB ARRA guidance.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Any awarding procedures, documentation of expenditures and copies of reports as well as policies and procedures for the life of the grant.
(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants provided under this program generally were not less than $20,000,000 and not greater than $300,000,000, however, some cases the Department waived the minimum grant size for the purpose of funding significant projects in smaller cities, regions, or States.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Howard Hill 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: TIGERgrants@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-0301 Fax: 202-366-0263
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
TIGER Discretionary Grants were awarded based on the selection criteria as outlined below. There were two categories of selection criteria, ??Primary Selection Criteria?? and ??Secondary election Criteria.?? The Primary Selection Criteria include (1) Long-Term Outcomes and (2) Jobs Creation & Economic Stimulus. The Secondary Selection Criteria include (1) Innovation and (2) Partnership. The Primary selection Criteria were intended to capture the primary objectives of the TIGER Discretionary Grants provision of the Recovery Act, which include near-term economic recovery and job creation, maximization of long-term economic benefits and impacts on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area, and assistance for those most affected by the current economic downturn. The Secondary Selection Criteria were intended to capture the benefits of new and/or innovative approaches to achieving programmatic objectives.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.