Notice of Funding Opportunity for the FY 2023-FY 2024 Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

This Notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program for Fiscal Years (FY) 2023 and 2024. This Notice solicits applications for funds made available by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The opportunity described in this notice is made available under Assistance…
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Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program

The Department of Transportation has issued a notice of funding opportunity for the “Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP)” Program. There is $607,000,000 available and applications are due September 30, 2024. The RCP Program aims to advance and support reconnection of communities divided by transportation infrastructure – with a priority on helping disadvantaged communities improve access to…
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Arkansas Port and Waterways Development Grant Program

ARKANSAS PORT, INTERMODAL, AND WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING MAY 1, 2024 AT 8:00 AM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2024. Arkansas Port, Intermodal, and Waterway Development Grant Program benefits the public ports by reinvesting the ad valorem tax paid by industries on the value of the barges utilizing…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. Marine Highway Program

Total Program Funding: $ 4,850,000 Applications due: July 12, 2024 The United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP) is a discretionary transportation grant program administered by the Maritime Administration. Funds for the USMHP are awarded on a competitive basis to projects that provide a coordinated and capable alternative to landside transportation or that promote marine highway…
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FY 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program

Total Funding: $216,000,000 Applications due June 17,2024 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $216 million in competitive grants under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program (FSRC) (Federal Assistance Listing #20.532). FSRC makes funding available competitively to assist in the financing of capital, planning, and operating assistance…
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Fiscal Year 2024 Port Security Grant Program

Total Funding: $90,000,000 Applications due June 24,2024 The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is one of four grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA’s focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the…
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Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program is accepting applications. Funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 SS4A grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including…
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Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

March 29, 2024: Federal Register (full link below) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. This notice solicits applications for program funds made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act,…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega, Infra and Rural)

Notice of Funding Opportunity for National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega, Infra and Rural) The Department is combining three major discretionary grant programs and two fiscal years of funding into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) opportunity to reduce the burden for state and local applicants and increase the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Small Shipyard Grants

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Small Shipyard Grants This notice announces the intention of the Maritime Administration to provide grants to small shipyards. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $8,750,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and…
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Full Catalog of Programs

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) publishes a Federal Funding Handbook for Marine Transportation System Infrastructure each year. The latest edition can be found here.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation offers an applicant toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is the latest effort by the Department and the Trump Administration to improve rural access to federal grant funds. The Toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to enhance rural applicants’ familiarity with the Department’s discretionary grant programs and the funding process.

https://www.transportation.gov/rural/routes/usdot-discretionary-grant-funding-matrix-0

Federal Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers federal funding assistance for infrastructure projects that may benefit ports. Some of the highlighted grants and timeframes to watch for are:

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals monitors these funding opportunities through the different federal agencies, federal register and grants.gov. We will alert you through email when funding is available and post it on our website: https://www.irpt.net/funding-opportunities/ .

We encourage you to give thought to your strategic master plan and identify infrastructure projects that may fall within the above categories so when they become available, you are ready to submit your application.

If you wish to monitor the opportunities yourself, you can register to receive alerts by visiting: www.federalregister.gov or www.grants.gov