Upcoming webinar: TIGER grants and rural America

The US Department of Transportation has 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 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 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will provide basic tips for outreach and education about the TIGER program, including an overview of TIGER, discussion of innovative rural transportation projects, and examples from two successful rural projects from earlier TIGER grant cycles.

What: “TIGER Grants and Rural America”
When: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Webinar information will be sent to registrants
RSVP: Click here to register.

Stay tuned for a second webinar on TIGER grants and rural America later in August on successful grant writing and regional collaboration.

TIGER grants, as well as other grants from the US Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the US 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:

If you have questions about this event, please contact Garett Ballard-Rosa at gballardrosa [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org or 202-207-3355 x142.