Port Infrastructure Development Program

Administering Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

Posted Date: Mar 8, 2024

Closing Date for Applications: May 10, 2024

Funding Range: Total funds available:  $450,000,000 — Grant award maximum:  $112,500,000; Grant award minimum: $1,000,000

Geographic Scope: National

Description: The Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) is a discretionary grant program administered by the Maritime Administration. Funds for the PIDP are awarded on a competitive basis to projects that improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port.

PIDP grants support efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve port and related freight infrastructure to meet the nation’s freight transportation needs and ensure our port infrastructure can meet anticipated growth in freight volumes. The PIDP provides funding to ports in both urban and rural areas for planning and capital projects. It also includes a statutory set-aside for small ports to continue to improve and expand their capacity to move freight reliably and efficiently and support local and regional economies.