About Port Infrastructure Development Grants
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Pub. L. 116-283, January 1, 2021) (“NDAA”) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260, December 27, 2020) (“FY21 Appropriations Act” or the “Act”), authorized and appropriated $230 million for the 2021 Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) to make grants to improve facilities within, or outside of and directly related to operations or an intermodal connection of coastal seaports, inland river ports, and Great Lakes ports. The Act directed that at least $205 million of the appropriated funds shall be for grants to coastal seaports or Great Lakes ports. Funds for the PIDP are to be awarded as discretionary grants on a competitive basis for projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port.
There is no statutory deadline by which DOT must make award announcements for the FY21 PIDP grant program. Nevertheless, we hope to complete reviews and make selection decisions by the end of the calendar year.
For PIDP program related inquiries contact: PIDPgrants@dot.gov
PIDP Application List 2019-2020
File contains raw applicant-reported data spreadsheet for PIDP applications received by DOT. Note that the data is applicant reported and may be subject to revision.
The list is available here:
2020 PIDP Grant Awardees:
The press release announcing the 2020 PIDP awardees is available here.
2019 PIDP Grant Awardees:
The press release announcing the 2019 PIDP awardees is available here.