State or Federal?
The purpose of this grant is to improve port facilities at coastal seaports. Funds for the Port Infrastructure Development Program are to be awarded as discretionary grants on a competitive basis for projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a coastal seaport, as well as the unloading and loading of cargo at a coastal seaport. Among possible project outcomes, the Department seeks projects that will: (1) advance technology-supported safety and design efficiency improvements; (2) bring facilities to a state of good repair and improve resiliency; (3) promote efficient trade in energy resources; (4) promote exports of manufacturing, agriculture, or other goods; and (5) for only the top 15 coastal ports, support the safe flow of agricultural and food products, free of pests and disease, domestically and internationally. The Act directed that $92,730,000 of the appropriated funds shall be for grants to the 15 coastal seaports that handled the greatest number of loaded foreign and domestic twenty-foot equivalent units of containerized cargo in 2016, as identified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
-A port authority
-A commission or its subdivision or agent under existing authority
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Sep 16, 2019
Due Date Notes
by 8:00 p.m. E.D.T.
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Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Match Required?
Match Notes
The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under a Port Infrastructure Development Program grant may not exceed 80 percent.
Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
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