Port Security Grants

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is one of four grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (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 DHS to help strengthen…
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Maritime Administration’s Office of Port Infrastructure Development Webcasts

The Maritime Administration’s Office of Port Infrastructure Development has scheduled two webcasts for early next week on March 9 and 11th to educate potential applicants on the 2020 Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program. The first webcast : “How to Apply for a Port Infrastructure Grant” will be live streamed on March 9, 2020 from 2:00…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: America’s Marine Highway Project

March 5, 2020: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, DOT has issued a notice of funding opportunity for the availability of funding for grants and establishes selection criteria and application requirements for the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of this program is to…
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Port Infrastructure Development Program Discretionary Grants

The Maritime Administration has posted the FY2020 Port Infrastructure Development Program Discretionary Grants – Notice of Funding Opportunity on its website. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) (Pub. L. No. 116-92, December 20, 2019) and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (the Act) (Pub. L. No. 116-94, December 20, 2019) authorized…
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Funding Opportunity: BUILD Discretionary Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. “BUILD grants will upgrade infrastructure across America, making our transportation systems safer and more efficient,” said…
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U.S. Department of Transportation Offering Webinar Series: BUILD Grant

For 2020 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the BUILD application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective BUILD applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Call for Projects for Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) Funds. Illinois DOT receives approximately $20 million annually in Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funds to conduct statewide planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making…
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Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant

The Iowa Energy Center (IEC) Board and the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced the opening of the second round of the IEC Grant program. Designed to facilitate energy-related economic development in Iowa, the program will begin accepting pre-applications February 20. Submissions, which must support projects and initiatives that align with the Iowa Energy Plan and…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: INFRA

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for fiscal year 2020 funding for Infrastructure For Rebuilding America program (INFRA), formerly named the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program (NSFHP). The INFRA program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of…
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Funding Opportunity: INFRA

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. The…
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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.


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