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SRF Can Help You Secure a BUILD Grant for Your Next Project

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 or 763.251.4002.

Learn more about SRF’s Funding Strategies and Grant Writing Assistance