Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $9,800,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration. This notice announces the intention of the Maritime Administration to provide grants to small shipyards.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.814. Potential applicants are advised that it is expected, based on past experience, that the number of applications will far exceed the funds available and that only a small percentage of applications will be funded. It is anticipated that about 5-12 applications will be selected for funding with an average grant amount of about $1 million.
The period for submitting grant applications commenced with the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, on May 5, 2017. Applications must be received by the Maritime Administration by 5 p.m. EDT on July 5, 2017. Applications received later than this time will not be considered. The Maritime Administration intends to award grants no later than September 5, 2017.
Grant Applications should be sent to the Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development, Room W21-318, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Only applicants who comply with all submission requirements described in this Notice will be eligible for award.
Grants under the Maritime Administration’s Small Shipyard Grant Program may not be used to construct buildings or other physical facilities or to acquire land unless such use is specifically approved
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