DOT Federal Funds Available for Small U.S. Shipyards


News Release #: DOT 33-13
Date: Apr 12 2013
Contact: Kim Riddle
Contact Phone: 202-366-5807


The U.S. Maritime Administration today announced that qualified small shipyards may apply for a share of $9.45 million in federal funding to help enhance their efficiency and competitiveness. The grants are available for capital and related improvement projects that foster efficiency and competitive operations; quality ship construction, repair and reconfiguration; and employee training. Grants are limited to no more than 75 percent of the estimated improvement costs. Application packages must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST. on May 28, 2013. Additional information is available in the Federal Register at or by contacting David M. Heller, Director, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, Room W21-318, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590;; phone: (202) 366-5737; or fax: (202) 366-6988.