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How to Apply - Port Infrastructure Development Grants

Final Applications must be submitted through  Please remember that you must complete the registration process before submitting an application and that the registration process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete.  You can start the registration process now.

To register on, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number;
  2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at;
  3. Create a username and password; and
  4. Complete Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) registration in  The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize the individual as an AOR.  Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.

For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see the instructions at

Complete instructions on how to register and apply can be found at If interested parties experience difficulties at any point during registration or the application process, please call the Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.

Registering with is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur and it can take up to several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password.  It is highly recommended that applicants start the registration process as early as possible.  To learn more about registering as an organization with, please see the “Organization Registration Checklist” provided by at the following location:

A complete list of applicant resources can be found here:

Last updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2020