BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants (2020) 

MDOT, Federal DOT, and BUILD Grant Logos


The U.S. Department of Transportation invites state and local stakeholders to annually submit applications for discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant program. This program provides a unique opportunity to invest in road, rail, transit, port, or intermodal projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $5.6 billion for the nine rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact. For additional information on the BUILD program, please visit the BUILD Grants website from US DOT.

In 2020, the Maryland Department of Transportation submitted the following application:

MDOT has submitted applications through the US DOT's previous Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants.


MD 5 Great Mills Improvement Project

MDOT BUILD 2020 Narrative Cover Image

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is applying to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant for the MD 5 Great Mills Improvement Project.


Project Documents


Building Baltimore - Penn Station Connections

Penn Station BUILD Application Cover

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is applying to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant for Building Baltimore - Penn Station Connections Project.


Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Project (Planning Grant)

MDOT 2020 BUILD Application SMRT Cover Image

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is applying to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant for the Southern Maryland Regional Transit Project (Planning Grant).

Project Documents