TIGER and Rural America Part 2
The second in a series of webinars designed to assist rural communities in submitting strong applications for the latest round of Department of Transportation TIGER grants was held Aug. 31. Below are slideshows from the presentations.
USDOT announced on July 1, 2011, that it would offer a third round of the popular TIGER grants, which fund innovative, job-creating transportation projects. The $141 million set aside for rural communities represents nearly 27 percent of the total $526.944 million DOT is authorized to distribute through the program.
The webinar series is part of an outreach effort to support rural communities in submitting strong applications for this funding and is supported by a number of organizations, including Reconnecting America, the American Public Transportation Association, the National Association of Development Organizations, the National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Rural Assembly, Smart Growth America, and Transportation for America.
The first webinar provided an overview of TIGER, discussed innovative rural transportation projects, and showcased successful rural projects from earlier TIGER grant cycles. This second webinar will focus on forming interdisciplinary, regional partnerships and on successful grant writing.
A recording of the webinar is available here.