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
Active
Program Number
20.814
Federal Agency/Office
Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Funds were awarded onn April 18, 2016. Funds were awarded on April 18, 2016.
Fiscal Year 2018 Program funded at $4,800,000.00.
Authorization
Section 3508 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 110-417, U.S.C.
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
Awards will be made by the Maritime Administrator in such amounts and under such conditions as he determines.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Monitoring is based done by the audit requirements. Grants over $750,000 have mandatory audits.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 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. Additional Information:
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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
David.Heller
1200 New Jersey Ave, Room W21-318

Washington, DC 20590 US
David.heller@dot.gov
Phone: (202) 366-5737
Fax: (202) 366-6988.
Website Address
http://www.marad.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1770-0-1-021
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$19,600,000.00; FY 19 est $19,600,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$9,800,000.00; FY 16$10,000,000.00; - 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.(Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards can be in any amount up to $19,600,000.
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
Fiscal Year 2016 Funds were awarded to Commercial Shipyards that builds and delivers or repairs completed vessels. Funds were awarded to Commercial Shipyards that builds and delivers or repairs completed vessels.
Fiscal Year 2017 Awards will be made September 5, 2017.
Fiscal Year 2019 Funded projects include material handling equipment such as cranes, travelifts and telehandlers. Other projects include metal working equipment such as plasma cutters, routers, lathes and welding equipment. Grants may also be used for drydocks.

 



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