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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FRA: Notice of Funding Opportunity

By Aimee Andres | October 22, 2019 |

FRA: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program. Funding for this program totaling $150,000 is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. The opportunities described in this notice are available……...

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EDA: Notice of Funding Opportunity

By Aimee Andres | October 22, 2019 |

October 21, 2019: Economic Development Administration EDA Publishes FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Notice of Funding Opportunity The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) published the FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Notice of Funding Opportunity (PWEAA NOFO). Under this NOFO (formerly known as the Economic Development Assistance Program NOFO),……...

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EDA.Gov: Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity

By Aimee Andres | August 17, 2019 |

August 13, 2017: EDA.Gov (full link below) U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $587 Million to Aid Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making $587 million available……...

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Federal Register: Notice of Funding Opportunity – CRISI

By Aimee Andres | August 17, 2019 |

August 17, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. Applications are due no later than 5:00……...

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Extended Deadline for Grant Applications – MARAD

By Aimee Andres | August 3, 2019 |

August 2, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Deadline Extended; Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects This notice announces the extension of the America’s Marine Highway Funding Opportunity application deadline from 5 p.m. EDT on August 15, 2019 to 5 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2019. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, appropriated……...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Port Infrastructure Development Program

By Aimee Andres | June 14, 2019 |

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. Investments in port transportation infrastructure will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects located either within the boundary of a coastal seaport, or outside the……...

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Marine Highways

By Aimee Andres | June 14, 2019 |

June 14, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, DOT: Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, appropriated $7,000,000 to the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of the appropriation is to make grants available to previously……...

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Action Needed: Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program

By Aimee Andres | April 3, 2019 |

Action Needed: Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program   I would like to share with you some disturbing news I learned out of Washington – and then let you know my plan of attack, and request your help. In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (budget that ended the government shutdown) signed on February 14th,……...

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Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines

By Aimee Andres | March 8, 2019 |

March 8, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice in the federal register for small shipyard grant application deadlines. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency,……...

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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:

https://www.cmts.gov/downloads/Federal_Funding_Handbook_2019_FINAL.PDF

U.S. DOT Applicant Toolkit

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/toolkit