Ten Northern Michigan Harbors Receiving Funds from President’s Budget

Ten northern Michigan harbors and waterway, including  six in the 9&10 News viewing area, are receiving funds from the $6.6 billion in discretionary funding that President Joe Biden has given to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program.

Alpena Harbor, Charlevoix Harbor, Grand Traverse Bay Harbor, Leland Harbor, Inland Route and Ludington Harbor are included in the funding. The St. Mary River, Soo Locks is receiving with just over $82.5 million. Ludington Harbor is next in line by more receiving $1,164,300.

The Civil Works budget is for the district’s Operation and Maintenance Program, which includes the maintenance of federal shipping channels and navigation structures.


Michigan Project Distribution Breakdown:
Alpena Harbor $29,000
Channels In Lake St. Clair $248,000
Charlevoix Harbor $25,000
Detroit River $8,041,000
Grand Haven Harbor $3,425,000
Grand Traverse Bay Harbor $23,000
Holland Harbor $1,317,000
Inland Route $127,000
Keweenaw Waterway $1,458,000
Leland Harbor $22,000
Lexington Harbor $505,000
Little Lake Harbor $204,000
Ludington Harbor $1,164,300
Marquette Harbor $805,200
Monroe Harbor $1,286,300
Muskegon Harbor $980,500
New Buffalo Harbor $26,000
Port Sanilac Harbor $506,000
Saginaw River $4,058,000
Sebewaing River $68,000
St. Clair River $833,000
St. Joseph Harbor $3,033,000
St. Marys River, Soo Locks $82,566,000


Projects not funded through President Biden’s Budget have the potential for funding through the Fiscal Year 2022 Workplan and Infrastructure Investments and Job Act. These projects and funding amounts will be released early summer 2022.

For more information about the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, click here.

The Fiscal year 2023 Civil Works budget press book is available here. Just click under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.