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U.S. Department of Transportation Offering Webinar Series: BUILD Grant

By Aimee Andres | February 22, 2020 |

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…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

By Aimee Andres | February 13, 2020 |

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…

Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant

By Aimee Andres | February 8, 2020 |

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…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: INFRA

By Aimee Andres | January 22, 2020 |

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…

Funding Opportunity: INFRA

By Aimee Andres | January 15, 2020 |

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…

Federal Register: Notice of Funding Opportunity – Small Shipyards

By Aimee Andres | January 11, 2020 |

Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of deadlines for Small Shipyard Grant Applications. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants to: Make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing

By Aimee Andres | December 13, 2019 |

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity. The notice establishes a pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (“RRIF”) Express Program (“RRIF…

EPA: Clean Diesel National Grants, Request for Applications

By Aimee Andres | December 11, 2019 |

EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in competitive grant funding under the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas. There will be three informational webinars, the first of which…

Federal Funding Handbook: Infrastructure, Resilience and Security

By Aimee Andres | November 22, 2019 |

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…

Dear Congress: We Matter Too

By Aimee Andres | November 19, 2019 |

Dear Congress, A few words from the inland ports and terminals, and the smaller coastal ports, all of whom serve the 12,000 miles of navigable waterways of the United States. First, let us say that we are indeed grateful for all that you have done and continue to do to support our nation’s inland and……...

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