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New Port Planning Toolkit Will Assist Ports in Securing Funding for Infrastructure Projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) released the first module of the Port Planning and Investment Toolkit, a manual designed to aid U.S. port authorities with planning and funding for crucial port infrastructure improvements. Titled Funding Strategy Guide, this first of three modules provides guidelines, analytic tools, and resources to help port authorities develop comprehensive business plans and the financial structures needed to implement them.



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Part I: The Need for StrongPorts Part II: About StrongPorts
U.S. maritime ports are critical links in the U.S. domestic and international trade supply-chain, serving as the hubs where cargoes are transferred between ocean going vessels, barges, trucks, trains and pipelines. It is the goal of America’s StrongPorts Program to support efforts to improve infrastructure in ports throughout the United States and to ensure they are capable of meeting our future freight transportation needs.

By addressing planning, stakeholder engagement, operational and capital financing and project management, this program will provide support to ports working to further increase their capacity and efficiency. To further explore how the StrongPorts Program can assist ports, please view the presentation above or click on the resources below.




Current Services for Ports

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Planning Grants Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Capital Grants Project Support Services (Eligibility)
Port Planning and Investment Toolkit Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program Project Management Services (Eligibility)
PortTalk Regional Collaboration Port Conveyance Program Project Implementation Support

Environmental Coordination
Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Federal Agency Coordination
Environmental Planning Assistance  Other Federal Funding Support  Innovative Environmental Solutions 
Delivery of Federal Services