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Washington, D.C. – RealEstateRama – U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that $8,672,986 has been awarded to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District to support the development of an offshore wind terminal. This planning project will fund studies, site design, and permitting activities for a heavy-lift offshore wind terminal at the Redwood Marine Terminal. The grant will also fund the creation of a bay-wide master plan for offshore wind development and project management and grant administration expenses.

“The Biden-Harris administration and Democrats have made serious commitments to ramp up renewable energy with the transformative investments we made in the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Offshore wind is an important part of that equation,” said Rep. Huffman. “My district in Northern California has some of the best areas available to help meet the administration’s offshore wind energy goals, and I’m glad I could help secure this grant to support the development of one of the first offshore wind projects on the West Coast.”

“The district is grateful for all the support we have received from our state and federal partners,” said Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation Commission President Greg Dale. “As this project moves forward, the district is committed to working with the community, fishermen, and tribes to minimize the impacts and maximize the local benefits.”

Funding for this project comes from the FY2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) and was disbursed by the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. In Fiscal Year 2023, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) appropriated $450 million to the PIDP. An additional $212,203,512 was made available to the program under the FY2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, resulting in a total of $662,203,512 in FY 2023 PIDP grant funding.

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