Congratulations to Monona County – $10,262,240 from the U.S. Department of Transportation

Congratulations to Monona County on their grant award for $10,262,240 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). This project will establish a new port at their Port of Blencoe site along the Missouri River. The project improvements will eliminate double handling of cargoes by streamlining transfers directly from barge to vessel and generate resulting improvements in safety, efficiency, and reliability. The project will benefit grain shippers by reducing transport costs by increasing competitiveness and the volume of grain that can be handled. The new facility will also decrease the travel time required for shippers to move their grain to market. SIMPCO assisted the county with this award-winning grant application. Learn more here: Biden-Harris Administration Invests More Than $653 Million in Ports to Strengthen American Supply Chains | MARAD (