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September 11, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe


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


Portland, Maine 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 1000 Break 1030 Working with State DOT’s Jon Nass-Dep. Comm, MDOT 1200 Lunch 1330 Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1500 Break 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 1000 Break 1030 Terminal Rules-Regulations, Frameworks and Utilization Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1200 Lunch 1330 Port and Terminal Fees and Pricing Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 1500 Break 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 for registration form.


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

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

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