Monday, June 1, 2009

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant

The above was in an e-mail from the city's grant writer that was sent to the Commission, most senior staff and others. It introduced a fairly open-ended grant program that is funded with Federal Economic Stimulus dollars. You can read about the specifics if you wish by clicking the title to this post. This is potentially a BIG money grant that perhaps could be used to re-establish our trolley system or another imaginative transportation-related program in the city. The deadline is September of this year. Is anyone going to bite on this?

This is a section on grant programs from the city manager's report that's part of the agenda for this week's City Commission meeting.

I guess responsibility for grants will be going to the Assistant City Manager for coordination. Hmmmm.

Can we please make an attempt at additional grant money? The grant application would essentially write itself given our profound needs.