Ports and Waterways

America's Marine Highway Program Grants

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$25,000,000.00
Bureau Name Maritime Administration
Funding Mechanism Grant
New? No
Funding Mechanism Grant

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability 10 Year
Recipients Department of Transportation-designated Marine Highway projects
Program Description Grants to develop and expand marine highway service options and facilitate their further integration into the current U.S. surface transportation system, especially where water-based transport is the most efficient, effective and sustainable option.
Eligible Uses Marine Highway Grant funds can be used for material handling/container handling equipment (e.g., reach stackers, cranes, forklifts) as well as minor port improvements such as lighting or laydown areas. Funds have been used for dredging in non-Federal navigation channels and pier-side. For vessels, the funds can be used to purchase, lease, or improve/modify vessels documented per the legislation. The Program seeks to procure zero or near-zero emission equipment when available and practical.
sam.gov link https://sam.gov/fal/a238675086fa47d0bd2b76f06ee082b8/view
Statutory Location Division J, Title VIII
Federal Cost Share Requirement 80 percent Federal / 20 percent non-Federal