Assistance To Small Shipyards

To award grants for capital improvements and related infrastructure improvements at qualified shipyards that will facilitate the efficiency, cost effectiveness, and quality of domestic ship construction for commercial and Federal Government use.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.814
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions
For capital and related infrastructure improvements. Cannot be used for physical facility construction or land acquisition unless specifically approved by Administrator as consistent with capital and infrastructure improvements. Federal funds cannot exceed 75 percent of project cost unless (1) cost is less than $26,075, or (2) determination is made that project merits support and requires additional assistance. Cannot be used for physical facility construction or land acquisition unless specifically approved by the Administrator as consistent with capital infrastructure improvements.

Federal funds cannot exceed 75 percent of project costs unless a determination is made that project merits support and requires additional assistance.
Authorization
Section 3508 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 110-417.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Either a shipyard or a State or local government on behalf of a shipyard can apply. The shipyard must be one in a single geographical location, located in or near a maritime community, that (1) is a small business concern within the meaning of section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632); and (2) does not have more than 600 production employees. Other factors taken into account when grants are awarded will be (a) the economic circumstances and conditions of the maritime community near to which a shipyard is located; and (B) the local, State and regional economy in which such community is located.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Shipyard.
Credentials/Documentation
As required by application. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. SF-424 application form must be filed with the Maritime Administration. There are specific agency instructions for additional information which should be provided as an addendum to Form SF-424. These instructions were published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2008, in Vol.73, No. 7, pp.1912-1913. Applicants can go to www.grants.gov to apply.
Award Procedure
Awards will be made by the Maritime Administrator in such amounts and under such conditions as he determines.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Public Law 110-417 provides that no more than 75 percent of a project's cost may be paid from Federal Funds.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
To be individually determined based on project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
No program reports are required. SF-425 is required. There will be Progress Reports, Annual Reports, and/or Status Reports depending on the nature of the project and the period of time it is expected to take. No expenditure reports are required. Monitoring is based done by the audit requirements. Grants over $500,000 have mandatory audits.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Recipient is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of the final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all project contract documents, financial records and supporting documents.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: The accomplishments for 2013 are as follows:
Purchase of overhead cranes, welding machines, crib jacks (8), CNC router equipment, CNC program upgrade, narrow gauge scissors lifts, forklift, painting area upgrades, ventilation upgrades; metal working equioment, engineering software, big top portable work shelter; 275-ton hydraulic crane; industrial gas system, compressed air system, mobile crane; shipyard electrical upgrades; 275-ton hydraulic crawler crane; CNC lathe; wastewater treatment and recycling system; Marine TraveLift; and flow UHP system. There were two (2) modernization projects in 2013 as follows: a new floating dry dock (100ft x 85ft x 23.5ft) and Redesign and modernization of the existing vessel production line. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1770-0-1-021.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $9,980,000; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Federal Register publication on January 10, 2008 in Vol.73, No.7, pp.1912-1913. Implementing legislation: Section 3506 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163) and section entitled "Assistance to Small Shipyards" in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
David.Heller 1200 New Jersey Ave, Room W21-318
, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: David.heller@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-5737 Fax: (202) 366-6988.
Website Address
http://www.marad.dot.gov
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: 1. All American Marine, Bellingham WA will use $999,100 for overhead cranes, welding machines, CNC router, scissors lifts, painting area upgrades, ventilation upgrades.
2. Blount Boats, Warren RI will use $680,272 for metal working equipment, engineering software, big top portable work shelter, material handling enhancements.
3. C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse LA will use $999,920 for a 220-ton hydraulic crane.
4. Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp., Salisbury MD will use $559,686 for industrial gas system, compressed air system, and mobile crane.
5. Conrad Orange Shipyard, Orange TX will use $686,539 for shipyard electrical upgrades.
6. Dorchester Shipyard, Inc., Dorchester NJ will use $945,800 for a new floating dry dock.
7. International Ship and Repair & Marine Services, Tampa FL will use $980,260 for a 275-ton crawler crane.
8. Jeffboat, LLC, Jeffersonville IN will use $845,817 for redesign and modernization of the existing vessel line three.
9. Lyon Shipyard, Norfolk VA will use $779,168 for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathe.
10. North Florida Shipyard, Jacksonville FL will use $459,160 for waste water treatment and recycling system.
11. Seacraft Shipyard LLC, Amelia LA will use $1,100,000 for a marine travelift.
12. Thames Shipyard and Repair Co., New London CT will use $422,264 for flow UHP system. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
(1) How well the project will facilitate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality of domestic ship construction for commercial and Federal Government use, and (2) the economic factors set forth in section 081 above.
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