Biden-Harris Administration Announces Second Year of SMART Grants Funding Innovations in Data and Technology Systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that it is accepting applications for the second year of its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. The SMART Grants Program was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The program will fund up to…
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2022-2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grant Program

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Priority for funding will also be given to projects that engage and benefit local communities already overburdened by air pollution, protect grant funded investments from severe weather events caused by climate change, and applicants that demonstrate…
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Climate Ready Workforce Funding Opportunity

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is excited to announce a new workforce funding opportunity offered by our colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA Sea Grant and Climate Program Office, together with support from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management, has opened the Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative funding opportunity.…
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Oklahoma Environmental Quality: Non-Road Program

DEQ is seeking projects to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions by repowering or replacing equipment in 4 non-road categories. Equipment potentially eligible are freight switchers; ferries or tugs; airport ground support equipment; and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment. DEQ will use approximately $3,500,000 from the Oklahoma Volkswagen Settlement Trust for this competitive reimbursement program available…
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Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program

The Department is combining two major discretionary grant programs, the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) and Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) programs, into one Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Together, this combined program is known as the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Program. The RCP Program aims to advance and support reconnection of communities divided by…
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INFRA Grants

The Department is combining three major discretionary grant programs 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 possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy, reduce emissions, improve…
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New Funding Opportunity: Recompete Pilot Program

ICYMI: Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity to Bring Focused Investments to Distressed Communities EDA is now accepting applications for the new $200 million Recompete Pilot Program, which is designed to make focused investments in communities most in need of economic resources and options to ensure that all communities have a path to economic prosperity. The…
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Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity Released to Bring Focused Investments to Distressed Communities

EDA is now accepting applications for the new $200 million Recompete Pilot Program, which is designed to make focused investments in communities most in need of economic resources and options to ensure that all communities have a path to economic prosperity. The program is based on the belief that communities know best what they need…
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Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

SUMMARY: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL, created the Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program (the Program) to provide early-stage development assistance for rural and tribal infrastructure projects. The Program will award grants for either the hiring of staff or the procurement of expert firms to…
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Qualifying Advanced Energy Project 48C Tax Credit

Informational webinar about how to prepare and submit a concept paper on June 27, 2023, at 2 pm ET. Register for the webinar here. The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C)-established by the 2009 Recovery Act and expanded with a $10 billion investment under the Inflation Reduction Act-aims to strengthen U.S. industrial competitiveness and clean…
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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