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of the House Committee on Trans- portation and Infrastructure, contin- ues to press forward in his efforts to pass the Full Utilization of the Harbor

Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock more than $9.3 billion in funding for harbor maintenance and dredging projects.

Notwithstanding these positive in- dicators, signi? cant questions remain about the ultimate impact of these ad- ditional federal funding opportunities.



One of the largest challenges is that only public entities are gener- ally eligible for federal grant programs and direct funding is therefore un- available to private marine terminal operators (MTOs). For example, both the BUILD Transportation grants program and the Port Infrastructure

Development Program permit ap- is the world’s #1 ranked recruiting site for the maritime industry.

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