The Aid to Local Ports program is a result of the Virginia General Assembly’s 1986 legislation establishing a Commonwealth Port Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support port capital needs and the preservation of existing capital needs of all ocean, river, or tributary ports within the Commonwealth. In the interest of the public body and pursuant to its statutory responsibility to foster and stimulate the flow of commerce through the ports of Virginia, the policy on grants to local governments was established and adopted on July 28, 1987. The purpose of the program is for local governments to make application for a portion of the Commonwealth Port Fund that is set aside each year for this purpose. The Aid to Local Ports Fund appropriation is $1,000,000.
Application Deadline: March 1
Aid to Local Ports Policy
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