WASHINGTON - At least two toll authorities are competing for funds from a federal grant program set up under the stimulus law after several others helped finance their projects with Build America Bonds, which also were authorized by the stimulus package.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department plans to submit an application by Sept. 15 for a $145.4 million discretionary grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program, which was created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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