Federal Funding Handbook: Infrastructure, Resilience and Security

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) has released the 4th Edition (November 2019) Federal Funding Handbook for Marine Transportation System Infrastructure.

You can access the full handbook here.

A quick snapshot of the table of contents, reveals the following funding programs of interest to inland ports and terminals (just to name a few):

  1. Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)
  2. Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEEs)
  3. Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants
  4. Marine Highway Grants
  5. Metropolitan Planning
  6. Port Infrastructure Development Program
  7. Ports & Waterways Construction
  8. Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF)
  9. Transportation Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TIFIA)

I would also like to point out Section D of the table of contents: Resilience. Covered in this section (again, just to name a few):

  1. Civil Infrastructure Systems
  2. Continuing Authorities Program
  3. Disaster Loan Assistance
  4. Emergency Relief Program
  5. Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

Also included in the handbook is Safety and Security, diving deeper into:

  1. Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP
  2. Port Security Grant Program
  3. Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is a Federal Cabinet-level partnership of 25+ Federal Government departments, agencies, and bureaus directed under statute to coordinate and recommend policies related to maritime transportation.