The United States Department of Transportation announced the award of $9.8 million to Sparrows Point in Baltimore City for modernization and rehabilitation.
In all, over $220 million in grant funding for 18 projects in 16 states and territories were awarded to improve facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. Eight of the 18 projects, including Baltimore’s Sparrows Point, are located in Opportunity Zones.
From NACo’s coverage:
Established under the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 111-84), the Port Infrastructure Development Program supports efforts by ports and port stakeholders to improve port and freight infrastructure to ensure the current and future needs of America’s freight transportation continue to be met. This program provides funding for planning, stakeholder engagement, operational and capital financing, and project management assistance to ports to improve their capacity and efficiency.
The $9.8 million grant to Maryland will add additional waterside access, create a bulk import and export terminal, install a modern gate complex, and upgrade the heavy-duty road network. Furthermore, the project will upgrade rail connectivity and repair all degraded utilities.
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