On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the availability of $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants program. Replacing the TIGER grant program, BUILD grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, or intermodal transportation.
Additionally, up to $15 million will be awarded for the planning, preparation, or design of projects. Activities eligible for funding include environmental analysis, feasibility studies, and other pre-construction activities of surface transportation projects.
SRF authored the successful 2017 TIGER grant for the City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The project will construct a transit transfer center in downtown Eau Claire and purchase four new buses to be used by the Eau Claire Transit System. The TIGER grant award was $5,000,000 and the total project cost is $6,500,000.
The deadline to submit a BUILD application is July 19, 2018. SRF can help you develop an application. To learn more about this funding source or other grant opportunities, contact Jo Ann Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763.251.4002.
Learn more about SRF’s Funding Strategies and Grant Writing Assistance