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2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the America’s Marine Highway Program

“Under the President’s leadership, we are making a once-in-a-generation investment in our ports and intermodal infrastructure to move goods faster, strengthen supply chain resiliency, and reduce the climate impacts of port operations.”

Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley 

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) grants has been officially released.  See here for the Federal Register Notice and here for the grant opportunity.

The America’s Marine Highway Program supports the increased use of the nation’s navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new and efficient transportation options, and increase the productivity of the surface transportation system. By working closely with public and private organizations, the AMHP helps create and sustain American jobs in U.S. ports, on vessels, and at shipyards, while also improving supply chains. 

A total of $39,819,000 in funding will be made available in this round of grants. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58, November 15, 2021) (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” or “BIL”) appropriated $25,000,000 see Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for more info and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103, “FY 2022 Appropriations Act” March 15, 2022,”) appropriated an additional $14,819,000.

Eligibility for AMHP grants requires that the grant is for a project that was previously designated by the Secretary of Transportation.  See Project Designations for previously designated projects.   

Latest News for America's Marine Highway Program

In April 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), announced the availability of an additional $14.8 million in funding, for a total of $39.8 million, for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). MARAD also extended the deadline for applicants to apply for funding to June 17, 2022. 

In March, the Department announced the availability of nearly $25 million in grant funding for the AMHP through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The FY 2022 Appropriations Act made an additional $14.8 million available for the AMHP. MARAD has amended its FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity to make all of this funding available during the current grant application period. 

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022