Port of Everett receives $17.75 million federal BUILD grant

Project will increase freight capacity on Everett waterfront

Congratulations to the Port of Everett on winning a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The $17.75 million BUILD grant will enable the Port to develop a new cargo terminal and make other infrastructure improvements. The area is currently a brownfield site, which is a property that may contain hazardous substances or pollutants.

Federal funds will help the Port finalize the cleanup and create jobs on the site. The Port will also use the grant to connect utilities, improve stormwater infrastructure and increase capacity to support maritime commerce and freight mobility.

The BUILD program supports roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation across the country, including improvement of Washington state’s ferry terminal in Mukilteo and the Port of Everett’s terminal modernization projects.

The other Washington state project receiving funding in this round of BUILD grants is in the City of Ridgefield in southwest Washington. 

In total, the USDOT awarded a little over $1 billion in grants to 70 projects in 44 states. See the full list of projects here.