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DOT – Government Funding for Port Infrastructure Development Program

$92,730,000 is reserved for the 15 coastal seaports

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the availability of $92,730,000 under the Port Infrastructure Development Program 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. Of the appropriated amount available, $92,730,000 is reserved for 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. The 15 coastal seaports may also be awarded funding from $200,000,000 that is not reserved.

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. Accordingly, the Department expects to award at least one project that advances each of the aforementioned project outcomes, but a project does not need to address one or more of these outcomes to be awarded.

Applications must be submitted by 16 September.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning this notice, please contact the Port Infrastructure Development Program staff via email at, or call Bob Bouchard, Director, Office of Port Infrastructure Development, at 202– 366–5076. Go to  to read about eligibility requirements.

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