July 27, 2011
Re: New Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Availability
The National League of Cities wanted us to let you know that, on June 30, the U.S. Department of Transportation 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. You can view Transportation Secretary LaHood’s announcement at http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2011/dot7611.html.
NLC is partnering with Smart Growth America, the American Public Transportation Association, the National Association of Development Organizations, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Rural Assembly, and Transportation for America to help communities to submit superior applications for these very competitive grants.
If you plan to apply for this year’s round of TIGER grants or want 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 feature an overview of TIGER by Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary at USDOT, as well as a discussion of innovative rural transportation projects by Alia Anderson, Program and Policy Associate at Reconnecting America. In addition, Courtney Payne, a Government Services Specialist at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, will showcase a successful rural project from an earlier TIGER grant cycle.
This webinar is the first in a two-part series aimed at helping prospective TIGER applicants from rural communities. The second webinar will take place later in August and will focus on forming interdisciplinary, regional partnerships and on successful grant writing.
If you have questions about this event, contact Garett Ballard-Rosa at email@example.com or 202-207-3355 x142.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.