Tuesday, January 23: Rep. Huffman, Humboldt Bay Harbor District to Hold Press Conference on $426.7 Million Federal Investment in Offshore Wind

January 22, 2024

Humboldt, CA – On Tuesday, January 23, at 4:30 pm PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and representatives from the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District will hold a press conference to announce a $426,719,810 federal grant for its proposed Heavy Lift Marine Terminal Project which will support offshore wind in Humboldt County. The project will construct a modern marine terminal primarily for the transport, import, staging, preassembly, final assembly, launch, in-water construction, and long-term maintenance of floating offshore Wind Turbine Devices (WTDs). It also includes environmental protection measures such as an eco-shoreline. 

The grant, allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant Program, was made possible in part by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Rep. Huffman helped get passed in Congress.

Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to Mary Hurrell at mary.hurrell@mail.house.gov.

Event Details:

WHAT: Press Event Announcing $426.7 Million Grant for Humboldt Offshore Wind Project

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23 at 4:30-5 pm PT

WHERE: Woodley Island, 601 Startare Drive. The press event will be held at the west end of the Island beneath the Fisherman’s Memorial Statue.

WHO: Congressman Jared Huffman, Rob Holmlund, Director of Development for the Humboldt Bay Harbor District and Greg Dale, Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Harbor District.

The INFRA Grant Program awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas. The funding opportunities are awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects—including highway and bridge, intercity passenger rail, railway-highway grade crossing or separation, wildlife crossing, public transportation, marine highway, and freight projects, or groups of such projects—with significant national or regional impact, or to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.