ARKANSAS PORT, INTERMODAL, AND WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING MAY 1, 2023 AT 8:00 AM FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2023.
Arkansas Port, Intermodal, and Waterway Development Grant Program benefits the public ports by reinvesting the ad valorem tax paid by industries on the value of the barges utilizing Arkansas’ navigable waterways.
Calendar Year 2023 grant application packets may be accessed at www.waterways.arkansas.gov under the Grant Program tab, or you may request one by calling our office at (501) 682-3163.
Arkansas Port, Intermodal, and Waterway Development Grant Program Calendar Year 2023 available funding is $698,312.77.
ARKANSAS PORT, INTERMODAL, AND WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Arkansas public port or intermodal authorities or facilities located along the Mississippi, Ouachita, Red, and White Rivers are currently eligible to apply. A port facility can include an intermodal facility and maritime-related industrial park infrastructure development.
This grant program provides financial assistance to public ports and intermodal authorities to make capital improvements and port development projects, including landside infrastructure, real estate purchase for port expansion, and much-needed dredging projects for ports and waterways. The match requirement of the program is 10% for development projects and 50% for dredging projects.
All proposed development projects must have commercial feasibility and must have a component that will benefit the movement of waterborne commerce within the State of Arkansas. Projects should positively impact a commercially navigable waterway and provide the port/intermodal authority with the ability to compete more effectively in the marketplace.
For Questions Contact:
Arkansas Waterways Commission: (501) 682-3163.
Calendar Year 2023 Deadline for Completed Applications and ALL Required Supporting Documents: Thursday, June 15, 2023 11:59 PM CST