The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a new grant opportunity for rural communities across the country. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program is a great opportunity for rural communities to leverage federal funds for local transportation projects. To help communities apply to these very competitive grants, the American Public Transportation Association, the National Association of Development Organizations, the National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Rural Assembly, Smart Growth America, and Transportation for America have joined together to encourage rural communities to submit superior applications for this funding.
If you plan to apply for this year’s round of TIGER grants or wish to learn more about the program and the application process, join us for a webinar on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will build on the overview provided by our first webinar in this series, which took place earlier in August, by exploring in-depth the various aspects of the TIGER application process.
Presenters on next week’s webinar include grant writers who have been successful in getting TIGER funds in the past, an expert in benefit-cost analysis from the funding source, and a leader in the transportation field who has years of experience getting projects both funded and completed.
|What:||“TIGER Grants and Rural America, Part II”|
|When:||Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT|
|Where:||Webinar information will be sent to registrants|
|RSVP:||Click here to register.|
TIGER grants, as well as other grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are available to state, local, and tribal governments as well as transit agencies, regional organizations, other public agencies and multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups. Typically some portion of grant funding is dedicated to rural America, so there is extra incentive for rural communities to apply for these grants. Here are some additional resources for those interested in more information about funding opportunities:
- The Partnership for Sustainable Communities
- Smart Growth America’s Sustainable Communities Network
- US DOT’s TIGER grants program
If you have questions about this event, please contact Garett Ballard-Rosa at gballardrosa [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org or 202-207-3355 x142.