Notice of Funding Opportunity: Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

Total Available: $662,203,512

Award Ceiling: $165,550,878

Award Floor: $1,000,000

($165,550,878) is reserved for small projects at small ports

Closing date to accept applications: April 28, 2023

This Notice announces 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 the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports.

Port Infrastructure Development Program Background: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act authorized and appropriated $450 million for the FY 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, appropriated an additional $212,203,512 for the FY 2023 PIDP. Therefore, a total of $662,203,512 is available for the FY 2023 PIDP.

An eligible applicant for a FY 2023 PIDP discretionary grant is a port authority, a commission or its subdivision or agent under existing authority, a State or political subdivision of a State or local government, an Indian Tribe, a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States, a special purpose district with a transportation function, a multistate or multijurisdictional group of entities, or a lead entity described above jointly with a private entity or group of private entities (including the owners or operators of a facility, or collection of facilities, at a port).

Please access the full notice here.

For information:

  • The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” or “BIL”) appropriated $450 million to the PIDP for FY 2023 to make discretionary grants for eligible PIDP projects. On December 23, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (“FY 23 Appropriations Act”) appropriated an additional $212,203,512 for the FY 2023 PIDP. Therefore, a total of $662,203,512 is available for the FY 2023 PIDP.
  • MARAD intends to amend this notice to provide more details on or about January 17, 2023.
  • Not more than 25 percent of the available funds ($165,550,878) can be used to make grants for projects in any one State.
  • 25 percent of the available funds ($165,550,878) is reserved for small projects at small ports.
  • MARAD will limit any single award to a small project at a small port to not more than $11.25 million under both the BIL and the FY 2023 Appropriations Act funding. MARAD intends to amend this notice to provide more details on or about January 17, 2023.
  • For the PIDP, Total Project Cost means the sum of future eligible Federal and Non-Federal costs that have not yet been incurred. This cannot include any previously incurred costs, except for small projects at small ports, which may include certain costs incurred after grant application submittal but before announcement of project selection.