Economic Development Agency: Recompete Pilot Program

The Recompete Pilot Program – authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act – will invest $200 million toward interventions that spur economic activity in geographically diverse and persistently distressed communities across the country. Specifically, this program targets areas where prime-age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, with the goal to close this gap…
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$50 Million Funding Opportunity to Fuel Regional Economic Growth

$50 Million Build to Scale (B2S) Program Funding Opportunity Launched to Enable Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Tech-Driven Startups to Fuel Regional Economic Growth EDA is now accepting applications for its $50 million Build to Scale (B2S) program to support projects that strengthen equitable ecosystems and increase access to capital for innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups. The program…
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Funding Opportunity for Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas

Funding Opportunity for Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas Closing date for applications: August 2, 2023 Total Funding: $300,000,000 Award ceiling: $100,000,000 Award minimum: $5,000,000 The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), authorizes DOE to invest $1 billion in energy improvements in rural or remote…
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FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program

FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program Total funding available: $170,000,000 Applications due July 17, 2023 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $170 million in competitive grants under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program (FSRC) (Federal Assistance Listing #20.532). FSRC makes funding…
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Competitive Grant Program to Reduce Truck Air Pollution at America’s Ports

  The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a virtual webcast tomorrow, May 18, 2023 at 1:00 eastern time to offer background and application Information for the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program Registration Link:   Additional information about the discretionary grant program can be found below. _____________________________________   Competitive Grant…
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Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program Posted: April 21, 2023 Closing Date for Applications: August 18, 2023 Total Program Funding: $848,000,000 Award Floor: $100,000 The PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program provides broad applicant eligibility for all levels of government to be direct recipients of funds. States, MPOs,…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Planning and Preliminary Engineering

IDOT has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for planning and preliminary engineering funding for public multimodal, intermodal, and non-motorized transportation; projects must include a public transit component. The NOFO is attached. The program’s total funding is approximately $2.5 million and there is not a restriction on award amount. In the past, awards have averaged ~$200,000…
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Applications being accepted for FY24 Freight Enhancement Program through May 19

MoDOT’s Freight Enhancement Program is focused on improving and maintaining the high priority freight assets and corridors that are critical to the movement of freight into, out of, within, and through Missouri. This program is based on partnerships with freight stakeholders and public officials to identify the greatest freight movement needs and remove barriers to…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today opened applications for a new multi-billion-dollar program to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This is a key step towards the President’s goals of building a national network of 500,000 public EV charging stations…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: State Manufacturing Leadership Program

  The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today announced $50 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to ensure that smart manufacturing technologies and high-performance computing are more accessible by domestic manufacturing firms. The State Manufacturing Leadership Program aims to remove existing barriers that prevent innovative, data-driven…
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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 We will alert you through email when funding is available and post it on our website: .

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: or