Ports Awarded $40 Million for Infrastructure Improvements

Ports received nearly $40 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation in the FY 2023 round of funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. These grants, totaling more than $2.2 billion, aim to invest in infrastructure that promotes safety, equity, and strong critical supply chains.

PortMiami, for example, received $5 million to complete portions of its Master Plan to continue its Net Zero Program, and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority received $3 million to fund a feasibility study and other preparatory initiatives to improve Avenue C, a critical roadway link and the only connection to the port’s eastern wharves. This year’s awards are split equally between rural and urban areas and almost three-quarters of the grants were awarded to projects in impoverished or historically disadvantaged areas.