USDA: Applications Due April 29 For $25 Million For America’s Marine Highway Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently announced $25 million in grant funding for America's Marine Highway Program (AMHP).

These new resources represent the largest single appropriation ever to AMHP — enabled by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

AMHP's main goal is to increase use of the nation's navigable waterways.

The latest funding is expected to:

  • Expand waterborne transportation options;
  • Help project sponsors reduce landside infrastructure costs;
  • Reduce delays caused by congestion; and
  • Improve the nation's supply chain and movement of goods throughout the country.

To be eligible for a grant, a project must have been previously designated, by the Secretary of Transportation, as a Marine Highway Project.

More information on eligible projects can be found by clicking here.

The deadline for grant applications is April 29.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) April 7, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.

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