Navigating Federal programs and services 

The funding shortfall for port and marine terminal infrastructure enhancements is expected to be more than $12B over the next 10 years. Though multimodal programs and services for capacity and efficiency projects are increasing, so is the complexity of applying for a grant and the competition for them. Historically, only 5¢ has been awarded for every $1 requested. 

How do you get your grant application to rise to the top for consideration? 

Strong Port Strategies (SPS) is here to help public entities, including port authorities, and private entities, such as marine terminal operators, navigate the vast — and often unfathomable — grant application process. 


Don’t miss out on another NOFO

Feeling a sense of FOMO with regards to Notice of Funding Opportunities? With Strong Port Strategies guiding you, you needn’t worry about missing out on a port, terminal or intermodal connector project grant ever again. 

Whether you are a port authority, marine terminal operator, manufacturer, shipping company or other industry representative, we can provide strategic insights on Federal programs and policies, infrastructure development projects, and supply chain and logistics issues – to increase your competitive advantage. If you have questions and challenges, SPS has the answers and solutions, such as:

Port Authorities (Public Entities)
  • How can your organization access Federal programs, services or funding?

  • Do you have a strategy to fund intermodal infrastructure?

  • How can you incorporate ports and terminals into your business plan?

  • Can you get a subject matter expert to review your company’s strategic plan?

  • How exactly do ports and marine terminals function?

  • Where can you find a knowledgeable facilitator to moderate a planning session?

Why choose Strong Port Strategies? 

With more than 50 years of port, terminal and intermodal consulting, and industry-related experience, including the personal review of over 1,000 grant applications and the post-award administration of $2B in projects, Lauren Brand and SPS’s knowledge of Federal policies, programs and assistance opportunities is unparalleled. 

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“Your work in ensuring that our Nation’s public ports are informed about Federal assistance grants is noteworthy, especially your efforts to implement the Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program.”

Elaine L. Chao

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2017-21


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