FY2014 Spending Bill Includes Construction Gains

January 15, 2014

The proposed $1 trillion compromised spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year includes both increases and cuts for construction projects, according to Engineering News-Record.

The bill increases the federal-aid highway obligation by $557 million, to $40.3 billion. It also increases the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grants by $101 million, to $600 million. The Army Corps of Engineering civil works program spending will increase by 10 percent, to $5.5 billion. The General Services Administration’s construction spending will rise from $50 million to $506 million.

Environmental Protection Agency clean water and drinking water state revolving funds and Airport Improvement Program construction grants will remain relatively unchanged from 2013.

Military construction was cut approximately 8 percent, the report says.

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Source: Engineering News-Record