GIGP Contacts

Manager of Green Policy, Planning and Infrastructure


Other Funding Sources


U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500 Million in TIGER Discretionary Grants


-- APRIL 29th Deadline --

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program has up to $500 million available for capital projects related to highways, bridges, public transportation, rail, ports, and intermodal projects. A primary selection criterion specifically mentions addressing environmental sustainability including avoiding adverse environmental impacts to water quality, providing environmental benefits such as ground water recharge in areas of water scarcity, and stormwater mitigation, including green infrastructure. Applicants are encouraged to provide quantitative information, including baseline information that demonstrates how the project will reduce stormwater runoff.

Eligible applicants are State, local, and tribal governments, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, other political subdivisions of State or local governments, and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a lead applicant.


TIGER applications are due no later than April 29, 2016 at 8 PM E.D.T.
Additional Details and Webinars

Link to Main TIGER Discretionary Grant Program webpage:

National Recreation and Park Association - Great Urban Parks Grants


-- APRIL 29th Deadline --

The National Recreation and Park Association has just opened the call for applications for our Great Urban Parks Campaign model project grants. We seek to fund replicable green stormwater infrastructure projects in parks located in under-served communities.  The overall goal is to demonstrate the social and environmental impacts of green infrastructure approaches to stormwater management, such as access to recreation and opportunities to connect with nature.   Grants will be awarded up to $575,000 and projects must be completed by fall 2017.

More information, including the online grant application link, is available at:
The due date for applications is April 29.