From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe
FY 2017 TIGER ROUND
USDOT has released the FY2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The application deadline for the 2017 TIGER solicitation is Oct. 16, 2017. This tight turnaround time favors re-submittals and applications that have already been started in anticipation of this TIGER grant announcement. The program will provide approximately $500 million to competitive projects “that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.” TIGER can be particularly valuable for port projects, as well as INFRA grants. While this TIGER round is very much like the previous rounds, there are a few changes, including an increased focus (including “special consideration”) to projects in rural areas and innovative safety approaches. For additional information, see www.transportation.gov/tiger.
IAMPE PORT EXECUTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
October 11th and 12th
HDR Conference Room, 970 Baxter Blvd, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04103
Main Conference Room
Tuesday October 10th, 1700-1900-Welcome Reception hosted by the IAMPE
Wednesday October 11th
0830 Welcome and Industry Update Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM- IAMPE
1030 Working with State DOT’s Jon Nass-Dep. Comm, MDOT
1330 Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1530 FTZ Requirements and Opportunities Wayne Coleman, President C3 Assoc.
Thursday October 12th
0830 Tariffs-Structure and Content, Legal Frameworks Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1030 Terminal Rules-Regulations, Frameworks and Utilization Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1330 Port and Terminal Fees and Pricing Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1530 Federal Funding Programs-Changes & Opportunities Marissa Birtz, HDR
1700 Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
The 2 Day Seminar is worth 16 Academic Credits toward the awarding of the Accredited Port Executive (AMPE) Professional Certification.
Conference Cost is $975 USD for both days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2017 NOW BOOKING - CONTACT info@IAMPE.org
October 11-12 Continuing Education, Portland, Maine Hosted by HDR Engineering
November 13-17 MPE, Tampa, Florida Hosted by Port Tampa Bay
Applications and information are available from info@IAMPE.org
Please keep those dealing with the impending hurricanes and those in the aftermath in your thoughts and prayers. We also remember those who lost their lives this day in the terrorist attack on the United States and their families.
Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE
Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs
International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA
Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989