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Scalise Applauds $13.4 million USDOT Grant for Port of South Louisiana

February 11, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Port of South Louisiana a $13.4 million grant through the Port Infrastructure Development Grant program for their Globalplex Multi-Modal Connections Project.

"It’s great news for our economy that the Port of South Louisiana will soon benefit from this $13.4 million federal grant for its Globalplex Multi-Modal Connections Project," said Whip Scalise. "From chemical manufacturing and grain exports, to crude oil storage and trade, the Port of South Louisiana is a great economic driver and employer in Louisiana. This grant will advance the port’s expansion, and I applaud President Trump and Secretary Chao for their leadership on infrastructure investments and their commitment to addressing critical infrastructure project needs throughout our nation."


“The Port of South Louisiana has a huge economic impact on the river region and this project, along with funding to dredge the Mississippi River, will keep our region competitive in the global market. I applaud our Congressional leaders for delivering results to our region,” said St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell. 

Background:
 
The Port of South Louisiana will receive $13,410,662 in funding under the 2019 Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program.
 
As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Congress authorized $292.73 million for Port Infrastructure Development Program grants. According to the Department of Transportation, they received 55 eligible applications requesting nearly $1.14 billion in grant funding.

Yesterday, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet.

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