Funding guide

Transportation - BUILD (F/k/a TIGER)


Broadband Funding Guide

Department of Transportation


Federal Agency

U.S. Department of Transportation

Agency Overview

The mission of the Department of Transportation is to ensure our nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world; that improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.

Program Name

BUILD (F/k/a TIGER)

Program Overview

Funding provided under National Infrastructure Investments have supported capital projects which repair bridges or improve infrastructure to a state of good repair; projects that implement safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, including improving grade crossings or providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services; projects that connect communities and people to jobs, services, and education; and, projects that anchor economic revitalization and job growth in communities.

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g. feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g. construction)
Eligible Recipients
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities

Agency Contact

BUILDgrants@dot.gov

Funding Type

Discretionary Grant

FY2018 Funding Amount

$1,500,000,000