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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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: https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_QNNM9J3cR-miAY5GFHNlcg   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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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