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
Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment (SA/SH) DVD Training Product, SA/SH Best Practices Document and SA/SH Tool Kit that provides materials, tools and strategies to promote safety and respect in the maritime workplace.
Fiscal Year 2018 Delivery of study on Analysis of Vessel related to Ballast Water Technology, Clean Air Emissions and Conservation Technologies.
Fiscal Year 2016 Delivery of study on Analysis of Vessel related Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies; Delivery of study on Analysis of Vessel related to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies.
Authorization
Jones Act (Merchant Marine), 46 U.S.C. ยงยง 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 location, 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
Auditing
N/A
Records
Recordkeeping requirements will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. 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/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Todd Ripley
USDOT Maritime Administration, Office of Safety (MAR-430)
1200 New Jersey Ave SE

Washington, DC 20590 US
todd.ripley@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-2526
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-0-1-403
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$5,000.00; FY 19 FY 20 FY 17 est $200,000.00; FY 16$5,000.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 -
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 2017 Items included Sexual Harassment Awareness Training and materials for the maritime industry; research, evaluate, and exploration of concepts and strategies that promote the implementation of environmentally responsible maritime technologies.
Fiscal Year 2018 Focus on assessing the effectiveness of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies, Clean Air technologies and Energy Efficient Technologies.
Fiscal Year 2016 Contribute to the production of a Study/Analysis of vessel related energy efficiency and conservation technologies; Contribute to the production of a Study/Analysis of vessel related energy efficiency and conservation technologies.

 


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