Federal Funds Available for Small U.S. Shipyards.

Maritime Administration News Release

News Release #: DOT 161-11
Date: Dec 9 2011
Contact: Kim Riddle
Contact Phone: 202-366-5067

DOT Federal Funds Available for Small U.S. Shipyards. 

The U.S. Maritime Administration today announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available to help enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of qualified small U.S. shipyard.    The grants are available for capital and related improvements projects that foster efficiency, and competitive operations; quality ship construction, repair and reconfiguration; and employee training projects.  Grants are limited to no more than 75 percent of the estimated improvement costs.  Application packages must be received by 5 p.m. on January 17, 2012.  Additional information is available in the Federal Register at http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-31830 or by contacting the Maritime Administration, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Room W21-318, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20590, (202) 366-5737.