Maritime Administration Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.
Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Under the terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Maritime Administration received $100 million for the Small Shipyards Grant Program, which had been funded at $10 million in 2008. This program provides 75 percent federal funds with 25 percent matching funds from the shipyard for capital improvements and related infrastructure improvements which will foster efficiency, competitive operations and quality ship construction and repair. Grant funds may also be used for maritime training programs to foster technical skills and operational productivity. Two million dollars was designated for use in administering the program.
ARRA Small Shipyard Grants Announced August 18, 2009
The Department of Transportation announced 70 grants totaling $98 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds that will be used to improve small shipyards throughout the United States. The funds, awarded through the Maritime Administration’s Assistance to Small Shipyards program, will help create and preserve jobs, provide valuable employment training and make much needed improvements to shipyards across the country.
The Small Shipyards Grant program provides up to 75 percent in ARRA funds for a project and requires the remainder be matched by the shipyard. A detailed list of the grantees is as follows.
- Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc., Philadelphia, PA: $2,312,614, for the first year of training program.
- All American Marine, Inc., Bellingham, WA : $297,827 for painting equipment, welding equipment, shipyard machinery, IT upgrades.
- Associated Naval Architects, Inc. Portsmouth, VA : $476,893 for surface prep equipment; air service upgrades.
- Atlantic Marine Boston, LLC, Boston, MA: $412,688 for drydock ship handling system.
- Atlantic Marine Florida, LLC Jacksonville, FL: $1,234,340 for steel fabrication upgrades.
- Atlantic Marine Philadelphia LLC, Philadelphia, PA: $988,687 for a 60-ton crane; drydock ship handling system.
- Austal USA LLC, Mobile, AL: $1,807,500 for an overhead bridge crane; 225 ton mobile crane.
- BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair (Marine Training Program), San Diego, CA: $410,874 first year of training program.
- BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, CA: $1,783,175 for drydock strengthening and upgrades.
- Bay Ship & Yacht Co, Alameda,CA: $1,452,526 for 90-ton crane; high reach equipment.
- Blount Boats, Inc. Warren, RI: $868,186 for hydraulic shear; brake press; plate roller.
- Bludworth Marine LLC (Orange), Orange, TX: $124,875 for a 30-ton crane; forklift.
- Blue Danube Corporation, Georgetown, PA: $2,973,750 for new drydock.
- Blue Danube Incorporated, Dunlevy, PA :$365,115 for production enhancements.
- Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. Norfolk ,VA: $1,963,333 for a waste water treatment barge; DAF water treatment system; hydro blast equip; big top enclosure.
- Davis Boat Works, Inc.,. Newport News, VA : $612,097 for blast enclosure; electrical upgrades.
- Derecktor Shipyards Connecticut, LLC, Bridgeport, CT: $2,947,710 for drydock modifications.
- Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc /Bay Fabrication, Inc,. Panama City, FL: $2,986,620 for an Ogden panel line
- Ellicott Dredges, LLC, formerly known as Baltimore Dredges, LLC Baltimore, MD: $1,755,330 for material handling, machining, welding, and IT upgrades.
- Everett Shipyard, Inc., Everett, WA: $439,497 for mobile cover; training program.
- Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc., Fairhaven, MA: $1,630,750 for a 400-ton travelift
- Foss Maritime Company (Rainer Yard) Rainier, OR: $707,550 for hydraulic dollies; 90-ton crane.
- Foss Maritime Company (Seattle Yard), Seattle, WA: $621,761 for lifts; forklifts; brake press; bridge crane welding machines; hydraulic dollies
- G&H Barge Repair & Fabrication, LLC, Houma, LA : $1,766,100 for a new drydock.
- General Ship Repair Corporation, Baltimore, MD: $2,400,125 for drydock expansion.
- Guam Industrial Services, Inc., doing business as Guam Shipyard Santa Rita, GU: $495,561 for plasma cutting machine; plate roll machine.
- Gulf Copper Manufacturing Group, Galveston, TX: $2,274,022 fabrication shop upgrade.
- Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, Tampa, FL: $4,159,857 for drydock expansion.
- Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre AL: $99,000 for gas & air storage and distribution system.
- Houma Industries, LLC, Harvey, LA: $1,793,477 for a 275-ton crane.
- ICE FLOE, LLC doing business as Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WA : $841,077 for training; environmental coverings; welding equipment.
- International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc., Tampa, FL: $2,228,307 for drydock life extension.
- James Built, LLC, Calvert City, KY: $1,843,935 for a press brake; 2 rough terrain cranes; wheelabrator; CNC plasma table.
- James Wickliffe (Division of James Marine, Inc), Wickliffe, KY: $620,025 for a 40 ft lathe; 25 ton crane; boom lift.
- Jeffboat LLC, Jeffersonville, IN: $2,301,837 for slipway repair; aerial lifts.
- Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., Seattle, WA: $1,138,602 for a crane; aluminum plate processing; training.
- Lake Union Drydock Company, Seattle, WA: $184,217 for IT upgrade; steel plate roller.
- LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC, Jennings, LA: $3,733,517 for two cranes and other equip
- Lyon Shipyard, Inc. Norfolk, VA: $4,542,123 for drydock enhancement
- Marine Fluid Systems, Inc, Eastonville, WA: $744,244 for railway trolley; crane; forklift; iron worker; welding machines.
- Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. Norfolk ,VA: $259,650 for paint cure booth; CNC plasma cutter.
- Master Boat Builders, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL: $2,326,683 for 300-ton crawler crane; two rough terrain cranes.
- McGinnis, Inc,. South Point, OH: $1,420,069 for plasma table; welding items; press brake; angle bending roll.
- National Maintenance and Repair, Inc., Hartford, IL: $1,180,707 for a 220-ton crane.
- Navatek LTD, Honolulu, HI: $902,634 for movable fabrication bay, CNC router.
- Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc., Mobile, AL: $330,618 for a forklift and other equipment.
- P&R Water Taxi, LLC, Honolulu, HI: $876,745 for 110-ton crane.
- Pacific Shipyards International, LLC Honolulu, HI: $3,964,362 for waterjet cutting system; plate and angle rollers; press brake; shear
- Paducah River Painting (Subsidiary of James Marine, Inc.) Calvert City, KY: $453,000 for 2 rough terrain cranes.
- Paducah River Service (Div. of James Marine, Inc.) Calvert City, KY: $542,526 for plasma cutting machine; CNC lathe.
- Platypus Marine, Inc Port Angeles, WA: $73,780 for IT upgrades.
- RiverHawk Marine, LLC, Tampa, FL: $1,290,246 for travelift and syncrolift control upgrade.
- SAFE Boats International, LLC, Port Orchard, WA: $1,097,495 for cranes, travelift, and other equipment.
- Scarano Boat Building, Inc., Albany, NY: $375,613 for CNC router; crane; epoxy dispensing system.
- SeaArk Marine, Inc. Monticello, AR: $416,213 for crane; forklift.
- Senesco Marine, North Kingtown, RI: $1,792,347 for transporter; four overhead cranes.
- Seward Ship's Drydock. Inc., Seward, AK: $1,088,078 for ship transport cradles; syncrolift controls; compressed air upgrades.
- Signal International, LLC, Pascagoula, MS: $1,893,087 for a profile cutting system; semi-auto beveller; 750-ton brake press; roll form press.
- Signal International Texas, LP Orange, TX: $1,313,300 for a panel line.
- St. John's Ship Building, Inc., Palatka, FL: $2,343,977 for drydock; air compressor.
- Steiner Shipyard, Inc.,. Bayou La Batre, AL: $1,802,836 for a 400-ton travelift.
- Stevens Towing Co., Inc., Younges Island, SC: $318,533 for floating dock and equipment.
- Tampa Ship, LLC, Tampa, FL: $2,270,172 for a panel line.
- The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, OH: $845,407 for tooling and equipment.
- Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Inc., Seattle, WA: $1,945,981 for a training program.
- Trinity Industries, Inc., Caruthersville, MO: $308,538 for a plasma cutter.
- Union Dry Dock & Repair Company, Hoboken, NJ: $577,902 for welding equipment, lifting equipment, blast and coating equipment.
- Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, OR: $1,582,665 for an integrated thermal cutting system; virtual paint system; drydock automation system; plural paint system; portable boiler system.
- Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc., East Boothbay, ME: $2,659,500 for a new drydock.
- Yager Materials, LLC, Owensboro, KY: $1,407,612 for a panel line.
Recipients of the regular Small Shipyard grants were announced on July 9, 2009. and are listed on the news release. More information on the program is available on the Maritime Administration Small Shipyard Grants site.
Under a new Recovery Act program, up to $1.5 billion was made available through September 30, 2011, for the Secretary of Transportation to make grants on a competitive basis for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Projects eligible for funding provided under this program include and port infrastructure investments. More information on the discretionary grants is available on the Department of Transportation's Recovery web site.
The Department published a notice for this program in the Federal Register on Monday, May 18, 2009, which announces funding availability, project selection criteria, application requirements, and the deadline for submitting applications, which is September 15, 2009. View the Federal Register notice.
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The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. The Maritime Administration is also charged with maintaining the health of the merchant marine, since commercial mariners, vessels, and intermodal facilities are vital for supporting national security, and so the agency provides support and information for current mariners, extensive support for educating future mariners, and programs to educate America's young people about the vital role the maritime industry plays in the lives of all Americans.