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United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Grant Funding Assistance

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Many of our clients have infrastructure projects that could have substantial impacts on communities and the economy, but are held back by gaps in funding. To help close these funding gaps so that projects of regional and national significance can move forward, the U.S. Congress appropriates money to the U.S. Department of Transportation for two competitive grant programs: TIGER and FASTLANE. TIGER (originally, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants) has been assisting surface transportation projects for eight rounds to date; FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies) is a new program under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act designed to help fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. FASTLANE has been authorized through Fiscal Year 2020. 

Learn more about these programs and how we can help apply for these critical funds. We have supported nearly 50 projects in successful requests for TIGER or FASTLANE grants. Together these projects have received $1.2 billion in federal funds for building key transportation projects. This accounts for 20 percent of the total construction funds awarded under TIGER and FASTLANE. In the first round of FASTLANE, HDR-supported applications accounted for 40 percent of the total amount awarded, including the largest award of $165 million for the Atlantic Gateway project. Our experts can help complete an application in its entirety, provide guidance on the application, or prepare the required benefit-cost or cost-effectiveness analysis.