On the day applications were due for a federal infrastructure grant program, supporters of a new Jacksonville Port Authority intermodal container transfer facility gathered at the Dames Point Marine Terminal to discuss the opportunities the facility could generate. The Port Authority has applied for $25 million through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grant program for a $45 million project that would construct a near-dock ICTF. Applications for the third round of TIGER grants were due Monday. The port hopes for a funding decision by January. “This is the best TIGER grant, second to none, that shows real public-private partnership and, as mayor, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure we are the model around the country,” Brown said.