TIGER Application

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) PL111-5 is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. Besides providing additional funding for existing formula programs with other federal agencies such as US EPA , US DOE this Recovery Act created a new $1.5 billion discretionary grant program to be administered by the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation that will invest in projects that provide long term economic benefits. This program provides the Department of Transportation with an opportunity to promote short term economic recovery and allow for DOT to also focus on investments with long term economic benefits.

Unlike any other DOT existing program, this is a competitive grant program that is open to all modes of transportation, such as highways, airports, transit systems, ports and intermodal systems.

The Port Authority of Guam has submitted a TIGER Grant application by the September 15, 2009 deadline. The Port has applied for $49.7 million for the Port Modernization Program. Awards are anticipated to be announced between late December 2009 and February 2010. This funding, if approved will be combined with USDA financing in the amount of $50 million dollars under the Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program.

Background Document

  1. 1. Guam Master Plan Update 2007-2008 Report, PB International, April 2008.
  2. 2. Port Authority of Guam Report (Implementation Plan, Financial Plan, and Economic Impact Statement) to the Legislature pursuant to 5 GCA Chapter 9 § 9301, August 3, 2009.
  3. 3. USDA Financial Feasibility Report, Port Authority of Guam, August 2009.
  4. 4. Evaluation of Expected Project Costs and Benefits, BST Associates, August 2009.
  5. 5. Economic Impact and Jobs Analysis of the Port Improvement Project, BST Associates, August 2009
 

Support / Approval Letters

  1. 6. Letter from Governor Camacho supporting the TIGER Grant Application, dated September 2009.
  2. 7. Letter from the Guam Chamber of Commerce supporting the TIGER Grant Application, dated September 2009
  3. 8. Letter from Congresswoman Bordallo supporting the TIGER Grant Application, dated September 2009.
  4. 9. Letter from the Guam Association of Realtors supporting the TIGER Grant Application, dated September 2009.
  5. 10. Letter from the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association supporting the Master Plan, dated August 2009.
  6. 11. Letter from the Port Authority of Guam Goodwill and Morale Employee Association supporting the Master Plan, dated July 2009.
  7. 12. Letter from the Port Users Group and Guam Chamber of Commerce supporting the Master Plan, dated November 2008.
  8. 13. Letter from the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans supporting the Master Plan, dated September 2008.
 

Other Official Documents

  1. 14. Federal Wage Rate Requirement Letter signed by the General Manager of PAG, August 2009
  2. 15. Japan-US Agreement- Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America Concerning the Implementation of the Relocation of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Personnel and their Dependents from Okinawa to Guam, signed February 17, 2009
  3. 16. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Guam, PAG, and USDOT-MARAD, signed December 2008.
  4. 17. Executive Order 2006-10, "Creation of the Civilian Military Task Force," signed April 26, 2006.
  5. 18. NEW: Memorandum from the U.S. Transportation Command designating Guam As A Commercial Strategic Seaport and Supporting the Modernization of the Port, dated September 17, 2009
  6. 19. NEW: Congresswoman Bordallo's Letter Supporting PAG's TIGER Application dated October 5, 2009
  7. 20. NEW: Governor Camacho's Letter Supporting PAG's TIGER Application dated October 8, 2009
  8. 21. NEW: USDA Financial Feasibility Report, Sept. 18, 2009
  9. 22. NEW: USDA Financial Feasibility Report Appendix, Sept. 18, 2009