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Funding Opportunities for Missouri’s Manufactures

By Aimee Andres | February 22, 2018 |

Members, please find the below message that was just sent to IRPT’s database of shippers.   Missouri’s manufacturers will soon benefit from $400,000 to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace. Funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s (DED) STEP program. Missouri will use STEP award…

Maritime Administration: Marine Highway Grants

By Aimee Andres | February 6, 2018 |

Grants.gov: February 6, 2018 Maritime Administration: Marine Highway Grants This notice announces the availability of funding for Marine Highway grants, and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. Sponsors of designated Marine Highway Projects are eligible to apply for a Marine Highway Grant. On January 2, 2018, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) amended its America’s Marine Highway…

Rural Business Development Grants

By Aimee Andres | January 8, 2018 |

Applications are currently being accepted for Rural Business Development Grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or…

America’s Marine Highways Program

By Aimee Andres | January 8, 2018 |

January 5, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) America’s Marine Highways Program On May 5, 2017, the President appropriated $5,000,000 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 to previously designated Marine Highway Projects that support the development…

Maritime Administration Develops Instructional Videos

By Aimee Andres | December 10, 2017 |

Maritime Administration Develops Instructional Videos The grants team of Maritime Administration found that grant reimbursements were slowed by repetitive errors made by applicants. To address this, they developed three short instructional videos. It is hoped that these videos will serve to expedite reimbursements. While they are contacting existing grantees, and will ensure future awardees are…

DOT’s INFRA Grants

By Aimee Andres | August 3, 2017 |

The Department of Transportation has officially issued a notice of grant opportunity for INFRA Grants. The award ceiling is $1,400,000,000 and the award floor is $5,000,000. Closing date to submit an INFRA Grant application is November 2, 2017. Eligible applicants for INFRA grants are: • a State or group of States; • a metropolitan planning…