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Funding & Financing Resources

2016 Infrastructure Development & Financing Seminar
This seminar was designed to help ports meet the challenges related to port infrastructure development and financing. Sessions addressed project planning (including market analysis, quantifying need, and evaluating options); the steps in determining project feasibility; and identifying financing options, including public private partnerships, government programs and other sources.

Port Planning & Investment Toolkit
AAPA, together with the Maritime Administration, brought together experts from around the port industry to develop an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-execute Port Planning and Investment Toolkit to help you get to the point of bidding out a plan for the repairs and upgrades needed to handle the immense demands currently and in the future.

Seaports Magazine Winter 2015-2016: Capital Planning for the Future
The winter 2015-2016 issue of Seaports magazine focused on the capital planning for the future. Articles include Expanding Capacity, Increasing Budgets; Navigating Cities, Counties and States; and Strategically Planning for Success.

TIGER Grants (U.S. Department of Transportation)
The U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant program, which is open to U.S. ports, is a source of funding for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure. AAPA is a strong supporter of the TIGER grant program, which is a key funding source for port and freight projects.

FY2017 Funding Programs of Interest to Ports
Compiled by the U.S. Maritime Administration, this list details federal funding opportunities available to U.S. ports.

Maritime Economic Development Committee
A key priority of AAPA's Maritime Economic Development Committee is access to public and private sector capital. Ports need more public and private-sector funding assistance for major port infrastructure investments, ranging from marine terminal upgrades and industrial property developments, to connecting road, rail and waterside infrastructure with port properties.