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Your connection to Federal and State funding opportunities

Multiple Federal and State Departments and Agencies offer financial assistance ranging from grants to loans to private activity bonds. Understanding the ins and outs of each program is essential if you want to maximize opportunities.

We are conversant and have worked with programs offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and multiple State programs. While each are different, they are designed to:

  • Promote the modernization of and increase both efficiencies and capacities at port cargo terminals, inland terminals, energy facilities and other intermodal transportation infrastructure

  • Enhance airport safety, passenger and cargo capacity, security and environmental concerns

  • Provide passenger air service on routes to smaller communities that are not commercially viable

  • Improve passenger and freight rail transportation systems in terms of safety, efficiency and reliability

  • Encourage the expansion and upgrading of passenger and freight rail infrastructure and services

  • Facilitate the acquisition of modern cargo handling equipment that can improve efficiencies in port operations

  • Reduce the impact of cargo and passenger transportation related operations on climate and the environment

  • Replace older cargo moving equipment with newer low- and zero-emission units

However, the complexity and competition for infrastructure funding has made it extremely challenging for railways, marine terminal operators and airlines to gain access to them.

Let the transportation consultants at Strong Port Strategies be your guide to information and insight on Federal and State aviation, railway, marine terminal and intermodal connector project grants. Our knowledge of government policies, programs and funding opportunities is unmatched.


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

Elaine L. Chao

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2017-21

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