Portman Announces $19.5 Million Federal Grant for Port of Conneaut Infrastructure Development
CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) praised the announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $19.5 million Port Infrastructure grant to the Port of Conneaut in Northeast Ohio. Specifically, this grant will help fund infrastructure development that will connect truck and rail freight to the Port of Conneaut, a Great Lakes deep-water port on the shores of Lake Erie.
“This $19.5 million port infrastructure grant is great news for the Port of Conneaut and Northeast Ohio. I applaud Secretary Chao for providing Ohio with the resources needed to expand the Port’s infrastructure,” said Portman. “This project will ensure rural Northeast Ohio continues to be economically competitive by advancing technology, ensuring resiliency, and promoting energy as well as manufacturing for the Port.”
NOTE: In May, Portman sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in support of the City of Conneaut’s application for this grant.