Congress approved the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, Public Law 111-5). Section 1605 of the ARRA specified that grants under this program are subject to Buy America rules. On July 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the TIGER grants for Fiscal Year 2016. One of the recipients of these funds was the Connecting Communities project in the city of Brownsville, Texas, which received $10 million.
The HS codes monitored by the OECD Steel Committee are used to approximate the iron and steel products procured for this project.