Notice of Funding Opportunity: CRISI Grant Program

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant Program funding. The CRISI Program, which is administered by FRA, advances projects that modernize America’s freight and passenger rail infrastructure, allowing people and goods to move more…
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Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce; Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Maritime Training and Education Designation

This notice invites eligible and qualified training entities to apply to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 (the Act) provided the Secretary of Transportation with the discretionary authority to designate eligible and qualified entities as…
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Economic Recovery Corps Program

Economic Recovery Corps Program EDA is currently seeking a Network Operator (an organization or coalition) to build, launch, and operate the Economic Recovery Corps program, which will embed Fellows in local economic development organizations across the country. As communities and organizations face depleted institutional resources, many are unable to develop and grow their staff to…
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EDA’s New Funding Opportunity: Economic Recovery Corps and Equity Impact Investments Programs

EDA’s New Funding Opportunity: Economic Recovery Corps and Equity Impact Investments Programs  EDA is excited to announce a new funding opportunity that includes two programs that will strengthen equitable economic development strategies across the nation.  CLICK HERE FOR THE NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (NOFO) Equity is EDA’s top investment priority. This NOFO funds two distinct…
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Federal Register: Credit Assistance and Related Fees for Water Resources Infrastructure Projects

Credit Assistance and Related Fees for Water Resources Infrastructure Projects Notice number: 2022-12050 Date:  Comments must be received on or before August 9, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense (DoD).  Proposed rule.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting comments on a proposed rule implementing a new credit assistance program…
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New Oklahoma State Tax Credit Program (SIDE Credit)

On Thursday, May 26th, Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma signed into law the Strategic Industrial Development Enhancement Tax Credit program (“SIDE Credit”).  This new program will provide a 50% tax credit incentive for the development of new rail infrastructure to serve new and expanding businesses located adjacent to Class II/III railroads in rural Oklahoma.  The…
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Ohio EPA grants for freight handling equipment and locomotives

Ohio EPA grants for freight handling equipment and locomotives Ohio EPA invites grant applications from owners of aging diesel cargo handling equipment, airport ground support equipment, and freight switcher locomotives operating in 26 eligible counties.   Grants of between $50,000 and $2 million are available for up to 75% of the cost to replace or repower…
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Louisiana Port Priority Program

Port Priority Program The purpose of the Port Construction and Development Priority Program is to ensure that adequate landside facilities are available to meet a definite market need by providing guidance and public funds to build landside infrastructure; thereby, providing jobs and competitive transportation cost to move cargo, minimizing highway congestion, improving safety and reducing…
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Biden Administration Announces Over $368 Million in Grants to Improve Rail Infrastructure, Enhance and Strengthen Supply Chains

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | U.S. DOT 46 Projects in 32 States to Modernize Rail Across Rural & Urban Communities Will Enable Economic Growth WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced over $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program funds to 46 projects in 32 states and…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Port Security Grants

The 2022 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been published and can be accessed on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website at: Along with the NOFO, FEMA has published the following documents to assist in your application submission and answering your questions: Fiscal Year 2022 Port Security Grant…
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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