Maritime Studies and Innovations

 

The purpose of this program is to provide assistance for projects involving studies and innovations related to shipping, vessel operations, shipyards, maritime financing and insurance, and all other maritime activities in support of the policy of the United States Government to encourage and aid the development and maintenance of a merchant marine.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.820
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Updates to an exhaust gas scrubber study assessing the current state of technologies to assist industry with regulatory compliance; Analysis of vessel related energy efficiency and conservation technologies; Development of firefighting training covering the utilization, operation, and maintenance of USCG approved firefighting apparatus. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Jones Act (Merchant Marine), 46 U.S.C §§ 50101 -50111.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The assistance must be used for projects involving studies and innovations related to shipping, vessel operations, shipyards, maritime financing and insurance, and all other maritime activities in support of the policy of the United States Government to encourage and aid the development and maintenance of a merchant marine. Limitations on applicant eligibility for a specific project, if any, will be explained and included in any Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on grants.gov.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The ultimate beneficiaries of the projects will be the United States Government and the general public.
Credentials/Documentation
Required credentials or documentation are to be determined on a case by case basis, and if required, will be included in any Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on grants.gov. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedures for competitively awarded cooperative agreements will be included in any Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on grants.gov. Applicants may submit unsolicited proposals at any time for a project with a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach. Applicants may also submit proposals at any time for a project which relies on the unique capability or expertise of the applicant. MARAD cannot guarantee funding will be available for any project.
Award Procedure
For competitively awarded cooperative agreements, the award procedure will be included in the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on grants.gov. For all other awarded cooperative agreements, final award determinations will be made by appropriate MARAD program officials at HQ after review of proposals.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Additional information for each competitively awarded cooperative agreement will be included in the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted to grants.gov. For all other awards, approval/disapproval times vary depending on the type and complexity of the project.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
In general, proposals are selected based on, among other things, the scope of the project and how it meets the requirements of the United States Government, the qualifications of the applicant, and cost. Specific evaluation factors, and the order of importance, will be included in a Notice of Funding Opportunity posted in grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funding shall be used in accordance with the terms and conditions in the cooperative agreement. Only projects that meet the policy objectives of the United States Government to encourage and aid the development and maintenance of a merchant marine will be authorized. Allowable costs will be determined by applicable laws and regulations, and the terms of the cooperative agreement. Funds may be available for projects at MARAD’s discretion. Funding is not guaranteed and will depend on MARAD’s budget priorities during the fiscal year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. SF-425. The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
Auditing
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.
Records
Recordkeeping requirements will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Time limits and restrictions for any award will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is awarded in the form of a cooperative agreement. The mechanism for the release of funds will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Todd Ripley USDOT Maritime Administration, Office of Safety (MAR-430)
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: 202-366-2526
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-0-1-403.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $5,000; FY 15 est $5,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of funding depends on funds available during the fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Training on information systems security awareness training; Training on safe working environment; Survey of energy efficiency and conservation technologies; Survey of exhaust gas scrubber technologies in support of regulatory compliance; Training on the use of USCG approved firefighting apparatus. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 


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