The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a summit tomorrow, Thursday, on the ever-popular Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. In addition, we've highlighted some award announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
- The TIGER Discretionary Grant program is currently open to applicants, and current and prospective TIGER applicants can sign up for a summit to learn more about the nuances of this year's solicitation: http://www.dot.gov/tiger/summit/. The summit will take place April 16, 2015, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and will include panels, breakout sessions, and discussions of lessons learned, best practices, and next steps in applying for and implementing a TIGER grant. Registration is free.
- HUD awarded more than $36 million in grants to hundreds of national, regional, and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they help to leverage will assist more than 1.5 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See list of all counseling agencies awarded funding.
- SBA recently announced funding in the total grant amount of $3.8 million for 14 Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs). The funding will enable each VBOC to counsel, train, and provide assistance, comprehensive business assessment and mentoring to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs, in addition to Reserve Component, National Guard, and transitioning service members interested in starting or expanding a small business. Read more.