2012 TIGER Discretionary Grants
$500 million was made available for the Secretary of Transportation to make grants on a competitive basis for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, highway or bridge projects, public transportation projects, passenger and freight rail, or port infrastructure investments.
This is a highly competitive grant. The SE Connector project provides many of the qualities identified primarily economic development and improved transportation for the metropolitan area. The estimated cost of the SE Connector from SE 14th Street to SE 30th Street is $65 million. The City of Des Moines receiveda $10 million TIGER competitive grant for the Southeast Connector (East MLK Parkway). These funds will assist with construction costs from SE 15th to SE 30th Streets.
The SE Connector TIGER Grant application and supporting documentation are available through the links below.
Benefit Cost Analysis
Des Moines Resolution
SEC Record of Decision
EIS Document - FINAL
EIS Document - Draft
SEC Traffic Analysis Report
SEC Final Land Use Planning and Development Report
RISE Funding Resolution and Map
S & P Report
Enterprise Zones - Amended
Technical Calculations Sheets
Agrimergent Technology Park
Certificate of Excellent Financial Reporting