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A modern and fully integrated U.S. marine transportation system and shipbuilding industrial base is critical to economic and national security. The ability to move freight quickly and efficiently requires a solid U.S. shipbuilding and repair base, modern port infrastructure, and an efficient network of accessible waterways.

The Maritime Administration works side by side with the nation’s shipbuilders and port/waterway operators to ensure a robust and profitable maritime industry. DOT offers a number of funding opportunities grants (BUILD and INFRA) and loans (TIFIA and RRIF) to designed to

  • advance ship construction, repair, and training at shipyards across the U.S.
  • develop and expand our nation’s port infrastructure and waterways, and
  • promote the growth and modernization of the U.S. maritime industry


For information about specific programs, refer to individual program pages listed on the left.


Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2019