Port of Green Bay gets $2.4M in Harbor Assistance Program
The Port of Green Bay and two of its terminal operators are receiving $2.4 million in grant funding for harbor maintenance and improvement projects.
The grants were announced by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and come through Wisconsin’s Harbor Assistance Program.
“This is good news for Green Bay and our entire region,” said Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director.
“These grant funds will allow the Port of Green Bay and our terminal operators to continue working to maintain and improve waterborne transportation that supports and grows our regional and state economy.”
Grants awarded in the area include:
• The Port of Green Bay received $1,000,000 to stabilize the shoreline at a port development project site at the mouth of the Fox River with bulkhead fill and dock wall construction,
• LaFargeHolcim, a terminal operator at the Port, received $1,200,000 to dredge the bed of the Fox River and construct a new docking facility which will receive imports of cement for regional construction projects,
• U.S. Venture, Inc. received $200,000 to dredge the bed of the Fox River to allow the continued import of petroleum products used throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.
A total of $5.3 million in grants were awarded statewide, with nearly half of that amount going to these three Port of Green Bay projects.