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Funding Opportunity ID: 316986
Opportunity Number: 693JF7-19-BAA-0002
Opportunity Title: Notice of Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation: Port Infrastructure Development Program
CFDA Number(s): 20.823
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 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; and for the improvement of port facilities at coastal seaports
Agency Code: DOT-MA
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
Posted Date: Jun 12, 2019
Close Date: Sep 16, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jun 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $10,000,000
Award Floor: $10,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $292,730,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: Notice Type: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary of Transportation Notice of Funding Opportunity for Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, DOT ACTION: Notice of Funding Opportunity 693JF7-19-BAA-0002 Port Infrastructure Development Program The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is issuing the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (“FY 2019 Appropriations Act”), appropriated $292,730,000 for the Port Infrastructure Development Program to make grants to improve port facilities at coastal seaports. This notice announces the availability of funding for grants under this program and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. 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. 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. All Port Infrastructure Development Program funding grant recipients must meet all applicable Federal requirements, including the Buy American Act. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Port Infrastructure Development Program. Eligible Applicants An eligible applicant for a Port Infrastructure Development Program discretionary grants is a port authority, a commission or its subdivision or agent under existing authority, as well as a State or political subdivision of a State or local government, a Tribal government, a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States, a special purpose SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each section of this notice contains information and instructions relevant to the application process for the Port Infrastructure Development Program discretionary grants, and all applicants should read this notice in its entirety so that they have the information they need to submit eligible and competitive applications, posted on the Federal Register. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarifications as well as information about webinars for further information at www.transportation.gov/Portgrants. DATES: Applications must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. E.D.T. on September 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. Government Points of Contact Robert Bouchard Director, Office of Port Infrastructure Development 1200 New Jersey venue, SE West Bldg. Washington, DC 20590 PH: 202.366.5076 TDD (202) 366-3993 EM: [email protected]
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