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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use
Section 3508 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 110-417.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
As required by application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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.
Awards will be made by the Maritime Administrator in such amounts and under such conditions as he determines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
(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.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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 $750,000 have mandatory audits.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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.
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
David.Heller 1200 New Jersey Ave, Room W21-318
, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: David.email@example.com
Phone: (202) 366-5737 Fax: (202) 366-6988.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards can be in any amount up to $9,980,000.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects