Urges administration to approve TIGER VII grants that provide critical funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In a series of letters to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick urged his agency to approve grants that would fund 10 transportation projects across Arizona.
“Each of these projects is important for its community, whether to improve road safety, strengthen the economy or expand residents’ access to schools and services,” Kirkpatrick said. “TIGER grants help Arizona’s counties, towns and tribes move forward on much-needed transportation projects.”
The seventh round of TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants will be awarded later this year on a competitive basis to projects that have a significant impact on a particular region, metro area or the nation. The USDOT recently announced it expects to receive at least 800 applications this year, with roughly $500 million budgeted.
In 2014, Kirkpatrick secured a $2.9 million TIGER VI grant for the Hopi Tribe in her district, funding a transportation and infrastructure project for tribal roadways.
Below are this year’s projects, with links to Kirkpatrick’s letters of support:
Gila County: Bridge Over Tonto Creek