SHIPP Round 2

On April 24th the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for project funding under the Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP), a competitive grant program managed by the CPA.  Under SHIPP, Connecticut municipalities and other properties, in or adjacent to waters of the state, may apply for matching funds to conduct a project that improves the infrastructure or management of their local waterway.

The actual selection of grant recipients will take place in June after the CPA Projects Committee rates and selects the applications based on developed criteria and presents to the CPA Board of Directors for final approval.

A SHIPP Grant may be used on a wide range of improvements including: marina repair, dredging, boat ramp facilities improvement, breakwaters, harbor management plans and feasibility studies.

The application submission deadline is 4pm ET on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

SHIPP – Round 2 Application Documents

SHIPP Application (Word)

SHIPP Application (PDF)

SHIPP Grant Policy and Procedures Dated April 2019 (PDF)


CPA SHIPP Attachment A Criteria 2019 (PDF)

Submit applications and questions – in writing only – to:

Joseph Salvatore
Connecticut Port Authority
455 Boston Post Road, Suite 204
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

You may also submit questions, or applications in Portable Document File (PDF) format, via electronic mail to: