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Project Designation

Back to: United States Marine Highway OverviewRoute Designation | Grants

A "Call for Projects"

The Marine Highway Open Season “Call for Projects was published in July 2022 and is currently open. The Office of Marine Highways will review applications on a rolling basis, every 3 months, until September 30, 2025.

Projects must represent concepts for new services or the expansion of existing Marine Highway services that have the potential to offer public benefits and long-term sustainability without long-term Federal support. These projects receive preferential treatment for any future federal assistance from the Department of Transportation and MARAD. Greenlit projects will help start new businesses or expand existing ones to move more freight or passengers along America’s coastlines and waterways. Click here for descriptions of current Marine Highway Projects.


For questions about current projects, or to submit a project idea, contact the Office of Marine Highways.