Notice of Funding Opportunity: Planning and Preliminary Engineering

IDOT has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for planning and preliminary engineering funding for public multimodal, intermodal, and non-motorized transportation; projects must include a public transit component. The NOFO is attached. The program’s total funding is approximately $2.5 million and there is not a restriction on award amount. In the past, awards have averaged ~$200,000…
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Applications being accepted for FY24 Freight Enhancement Program through May 19

MoDOT’s Freight Enhancement Program is focused on improving and maintaining the high priority freight assets and corridors that are critical to the movement of freight into, out of, within, and through Missouri. This program is based on partnerships with freight stakeholders and public officials to identify the greatest freight movement needs and remove barriers to…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today opened applications for a new multi-billion-dollar program to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This is a key step towards the President’s goals of building a national network of 500,000 public EV charging stations…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: State Manufacturing Leadership Program

  The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today announced $50 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to ensure that smart manufacturing technologies and high-performance computing are more accessible by domestic manufacturing firms. The State Manufacturing Leadership Program aims to remove existing barriers that prevent innovative, data-driven…
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Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program IRPT: The movement of freight in and around communities is an important aspect to consider in growing port and terminal businesses. The below is an opportunity to examine how freight flows can impact safety and allows for funding to incorporate increased freight with a safe community…
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EDA Publishes New Notice of Funding Opportunity

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities, Nuclear Closure Communities, and Biomass Closure Communities). Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program makes federal funds available to state, local, tribal and territorial governments to plan for and implement sustainable cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from future natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters. The program is authorized by Section 203…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: United States Marine Highway Grants

  Notice of Funding Opportunity: United States Marine Highway Grants Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has announced discretionary grant funding available through the United States Marine Highways program. Total award funding: $12,423,000 Eligible Applicants: State Departments of Transportation A political subdivision of a State or a local government Metropolitan or Regional Planning Organization Port authority…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Economic Adjustment Assistance

Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Administration have announced discretionary grant funding available through the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding. Award Ceiling: $30,000,000 Award Floor: $100,000 Eligible Applicants: State governments Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education County governments Public and…
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

February 9, 2023: 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program Grant Opportunity Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has re-issued a Notice announcing funding for the FY 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants. Funds for FY 2023 PIDP grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist in funding eligible projects for the purpose of improving…
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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