25 projects receive funding to improve port facilities in 19 states.
According to MH&L, the projects were funded through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
“U.S. maritime ports play a critical role in our supply chains,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, in a statement. “These investments in our nation’s ports will help support American jobs, efficient and resilient operations, and faster delivery of goods to the American people.”
The PIDP is in its third year and has awarded $492 million for 32 projects within its first two years.
These projects are part of the Biden-Harris Port Action Plan which aims to address supply chain disruptions by helping to increase Federal flexibilities for port grants; accelerate port infrastructure grant awards; initiate new construction projects for coastal navigation, inland waterways, and land ports of entry.
Additionally the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide $450 million annually in funding for the PIDP program for fiscal years 2022 through 2026, or a total of $2.25 billion.