Surface Transportation Infrastructure _ Discretionary Grants for Capital Investments II

The purposes of the THUD Act requires that grants be provided to a State, local government, transit agency, or a collaboration among such entities on a competitive basis for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.



Agency - Department of Transportation

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority $ 12,629,760   2020-08-052027-03-30
Miami-dade, County Of $ 9,500,000   2020-08-042027-03-30
Rosebud Sioux Tribe $ 14,620,000   2019-05-162026-05-31
New Haven, City Of (inc) $ 20,000,000   2026-01-11
Transportation, Vermont Agency Of $ 20,000,000   2020-08-012025-09-30
Toms River Township $ 5,660,000   2020-09-182025-08-01
Transportation, Connecticut Department Of $ 9,160,000   2020-08-112025-06-30
Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority $ 20,000,000   2020-08-122025-06-30
Regional Transportation Commission Of Southern Nevada, The $ 5,319,838   2020-05-272025-06-30
Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority, Inc $ 6,500,000   2020-08-212025-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Under TIGER II, $600,000,000 is available through September 30, 2012, for the Department to make grants on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.

Projects eligible for funding provided under this program include, but are 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, including investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that will 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 may also use an amount not to exceed $150,000,000 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 shall generally be not less than $10,000,000 and not greater than $200,000,000, however, projects located in rural areas, the minimum grant size shall be $1,000,000.

The Department may use an amount not greater than $35,000,000 for the planning, preparation or design of projects eligible for funding under this program.

Not more than 25 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 80 percent, however, the Department may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent for projects located in rural areas.

The Department will give priority to projects that require a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package.

The Department is in the process of developing criteria and requirements for this program.

Additional information about criteria and requirements will be available when the Department publishes a full announcement.

Grants provided under this program shall generally be not less than $10,000,000 and not greater than $200,000,000, however, projects located in rural areas, the minimum grant size shall be $1,000,000.

The Department may use an amount not greater than $35,000,000 for the planning, preparation or design of projects eligible for funding under this program.

Not more than 25 percent of the funds made available under this program will be awarded to projects in a single State.

100% of the funding is discretionary.

These are TIFIA loans and Title 23 loans.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The ultimate benefits of this program may be received by, among others, States or local governments, transit agencies, builders/contractors/developers, major metropolises, and other urban, suburban, or rural areas.

Credentials/Documentation

Recipients and their first-