The U.S. Transportation Department has allocated $653 million USD in grants to enhance 41 water-based ports nationwide, as part of the $1 trillion infrastructure investment under a bipartisan law signed by President Biden in 2021. These grants will improve port infrastructure, enabling them to meet increased shipping demands, reduce costs for consumers, and enhance worker safety. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg highlighted the necessity of fortifying supply chains post-pandemic, addressing challenges that led to price hikes. Notable allocations include $43.4 million for dock replacement in Cold Bay, Alaska, $52.6 million for upgrades at the Port of Long Beach, California, and $32 million for berth reconstruction at the Port of Newark, New Jersey. Buttigieg emphasized the grants as a significant step in strengthening resilient supply chains.