Issue Brief 18-10
March 19, 2018

On March 9, the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded nearly $500 million in competitive grants to state departments of transportation, local governments, and other organizations under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program for fiscal year (FY) 2017. DOT has awarded more than $5 billion in TIGER grants since the program’s creation in 2009, but the program has been targeted for elimination, both in the president’s budget request and in an omnibus spending package passed by the House last year.

This Issue Brief provides background on TIGER grants and details on the latest awards.