TIGER is now BUILD. Other changes you need to know

USDOT has released its Notice of Funding Opportunity for the next round of TIGER grants, or should we say BUILD grants. Among the unexpected changes to the program this year is the rebranding: Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD). 

But that’s not the only change in store for the program. Among the biggest changes with BUILD is an emphasis on raising new, non-federal revenue to support infrastructure investment in the region applying for funding. BUILD has $1.5 billion of funding to dole out this year, the largest sum since the program began in 2009.

Beth Osborne, who ran the first five rounds of TIGER at USDOT and is now the Vice President of technical assistance at Smart Growth America, joined us for this webinar. She discussed changes to the program, what USDOT will be looking for in applications, and how to make your proposal as competitive as possible.

Slides from webinar.