The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program is administered by the US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau. It was originally established by the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), and is intended to support the renewal of deteriorating infrastructure. While INFRA is primarily highway- and bridge-focused, freight projects within the boundaries of ports or intermodal facilities are eligible.
INFRA’s predecessor, FASTLANE was used to fund two Maritime Transportation System projects:
- $5 million (USD) for replacement of Lake Michigan ferry dock facilities in Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
- $9.8 million (USD) for cargo handling efficiency improvements at Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor.
INFRA’s 2019 funding application deadline closed in March, but $1.0 billion has been allocated for FY2020 grants.