U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Opportunity For Port Infrastructure Development Program

This article has been reprinted from USDA's March 26 Grain Transportation Report.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting competitive grant applications for projects that improve facilities related to operating coastal seaports, inland river ports, and Great Lakes ports.

Of the $225 million total available, $200 million will be reserved for grants to coastal seaports and Great Lakes ports.

The minimum grant size is $1 million, with a Federal cost share not exceeding 80 percent.

Evaluation criteria include a project’s effect on the movement of goods, effectiveness of its use of Federal funding, its net benefits, its readiness to start, and its use of domestically produced materials.

The deadline to submit an application for PIDP is 8 p.m. EDT May 18, 2020.