BUILD Grants


SRF has a dedicated, talented team of 30 project managers, writers, benefit-cost analysis professionals, technical specialists, and researchers to meet the grant development needs of our clients. Since 1997, SRF has assisted our clients in securing more than $931 million for transportation projects across 21 funding programs.

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant provides a federal funding mechanism for the USDOT to invest in roadway, rail, transit, and port projects that have regional and national significance. Project sponsors can include state DOTs, MPOs, counties, municipalities, and tribal governments.

Competition for BUILD grants is ultra-competitive, and the SRF team has a strong record of creating winning BUILD applications. Since 2014, national award rates have averaged 7.7 percent: SRF has completed 37 applications in eight states and our success rate is 2.8 times the national average under the BUILD program. Our team understands the intricacies of the BUILD program and excels at weaving project details into telling the unique story of every project.


  • BUILD 2020 – Northwest Billings Connector and Marathon Trail, City of Billings, MT – $11.6 million
  • BUILD 2020 – US 10 Rum River Bridge Replacement and Intersection Improvements, MnDOT, City of Anoka, MN – $15 million
  • BUILD 2019 – South Dakota Highway 46 Reconstruction, US 81 to I-29 – South Dakota DOT and City of Irene, SD – $22 million
  • BUILD 2018 – US 83 Reconstruction, South Dakota DOT and City of White River, SD – $20 million
  • TIGER 2017 – Chippewa Valley Regional Transit Transfer Center City of Eau Claire, WI – $5 million
  • TIGER 2016 – US 169 Freight Mobility Project, Scott County, MN – $17.7 million
  • TIGER 2015 – Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Access, Minnesota DOT – $10 million
  • TIGER 2014 – Central Omaha Metro BRT, City of Omaha, NE – $14.96 million
  • TIGER 2014 – US 10/CSAH 83 Interchange, Anoka County, MN – $10 million
  • TIGER 2009 – Ames Intermodal Facility, City of Ames, IA – $8.5 million