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TIGER Grants are critical for keeping Kingman’s economic growth moving forward, ever faster.  The City and I submitted a proposal to the US Government to request funding for I11. I also pursued my contacts in DC and move the 10 year ADOT plan to less than 5 years.

I have no personal gain from moving Kingman on to the fast lane of Economic Development and cultural enhancement. I simply have the knowledge, ability and contacts to move Kingman forward and gain us the funding and growth that gives us all a better life. The comment was made that this budget is far less than the billions I asked for our troops.

TIGER grants are for projects that impact the US as a whole, on a local level. Billions of dollars are allocated at the discretion of the Senate. We want this money. We deserve this money. The Department of Transportation came out and talked to us, Kingman, as a result of my letter to the US Senators and my visit to DC. Keep Kingman moving forward. Vote for me as your Mayor. I guarantee that I will see this through to its successful completion.

Please forward Richard Anderson any concerns or questions you may have by contacting me here richard@richardandersonformayor.com or cell: 928-377-8888

 

Following is the information published on the US Government Transportation website.

https://www.transportation.gov/tiger

TIGER Discretionary Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.

TIGER FY15

Like the first seven rounds, FY 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.  The 2016 TIGER grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, does not provide dedicated funding for the planning, preparation, or design of capital projects; however, these activities may be funded as part of an overall construction project.

Since 2009, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 134 projects to support rural and tribal communities.  Overall, the Department has received more than 6,700 applications requesting more than $134 billion for transportation projects across the country.  The TIGER grant program supports innovative projects, including multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects.  These federal funds leverage money from private sector partners, states, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, ports, and transit agencies.  The 2015 TIGER round alone is leveraging $500 million in federal investment to support $1.4 billion in overall transportation investments.

TIGER funding is provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015.  Applications are due April 29, 2016.

Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

About TIGER Grants

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion for seven rounds of TIGER to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.  The graph below provides a breakdown of all awarded projects by type:

In each round of TIGER, DOT receives hundreds of applications to build and repair critical pieces of our freight and passenger transportation networks. The TIGER program enables DOT to examine these projects on their merits to help ensure that taxpayers are getting the highest value for every dollar invested through TIGER Discretionary Grants. Applicants must detail the benefits their project would deliver for five long-term outcomes: safety, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, quality of life and environmental sustainability. DOT also evaluates projects on innovation, partnerships, project readiness, benefit cost analysis, and cost share.

The eligibility requirements of TIGER allow project sponsors at the State and local levels to obtain funding for multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional projects that are more difficult to support through traditional DOT programs. TIGER can fund port and freight rail projects, for example, which play a critical role in our ability to move freight, but have limited sources of Federal funds. TIGER can provide capital funding directly to any public entity, including municipalities, counties, port authorities, tribal governments, MPOs, or others in contrast to traditional Federal programs which provide funding to very specific groups of applicants (mostly State DOTs and transit agencies). This flexibility allows TIGER and our traditional partners at the State and local levels to work directly with a host of entities that own, operate and maintain much of our transportation infrastructure, but otherwise cannot turn to the Federal government for support.

By running a competitive process, DOT is able to reward applicants that exceed eligibility criteria and demonstrate a level of commitment that surpasses their peers. While TIGER can fund projects that have a local match as low as twenty percent of the total project costs, TIGER projects have historically achieved, on average, co-investment of 3.5 dollars (including other Federal, State, local, private and philanthropic funds) for every TIGER dollar invested.

Program Background

Launched in 2009, TIGER’s highly competitive process, galvanized by tremendous applicant interest, allowed DOT to fund 51 innovative capital projects in TIGER I and an additional 42 capital projects in TIGER II. TIGER II also featured a new Planning Grant category through which 33 planning projects were also funded. In TIGER III, DOT awarded 46 capital projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico. In TIGER IV, DOT awarded 47 capital projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia.  TIGER V saw 52 capital projects in 37 states. Last year, TIGER VI awarded 41 capital projects and 31 planning projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia, and this year, in the most recently completed round of TIGER, TIGER VII was able to award 39 capital projects in 33 states.

Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion to the program since its launch to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area: $1.5 billion for TIGER I, $600 million for TIGER II, $527 million for TIGER III, $500 million for TIGER IV, $474 million for TIGER V, $600 million for TIGER VI, and $500 million for TIGER VII.

The TIGER program enables DOT to use a rigorous merit-based process to select projects with exceptional benefits, explore ways to deliver projects faster and save on construction costs, and make needed investments in our Nation’s infrastructure that make communities more livable and sustainable.

Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Please forward Richard Anderson any concerns or questions you may have by contacting me here richard@richardandersonformayor.com or cell: 928-377-8888