U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

 

To educate and train merchant marine officers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.807
Federal Agency/Office
Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 In FY 2106, USMMA graduated 229 new licensed merchant marine officer. USMMA welcomed 278 new Midshipman for the Class of 2020. To date, progress is being achieved on these infrastructure improvements. Phases 1 and 2 of the water main replacement project are complete. The final phase, Phase 3B, will be completed in April 2016. The installation of the new 8-inch water main was completed in August 2012 and upgrade of the existing water vault was completed in January 2013. Phase 3 upgrades the water distribution system throughout the campus and is scheduled for completion in April 2016. For the Sewer Pump Replacement Project, upgrades to the Elmridge Road Sewage Lift Station included one new lift pump and renovation of a second lift pump, addition of an emergency generator, and installation of modern electrical equipment. Additionally, the survey phase of the electric grid upgrade project was completed in February 2013. Four projects were completed in the past year including the Zero Deck design, sewer pump replacement, renovation of the museum restrooms and completion of the barracks and facilities safety issues. In FY 2106, USMMA graduated 229 new licensed merchant marine officer. USMMA welcomed 278 new Midshipman for the Class of 2020. To date, progress is being achieved on these infrastructure improvements. Phases 1 and 2 of the water main replacement project are complete. The final phase, Phase 3B, will be completed in April 2016. The installation of the new 8-inch water main was completed in August 2012 and upgrade of the existing water vault was completed in January 2013. Phase 3 upgrades the water distribution system throughout the campus and is scheduled for completion in April 2016. For the Sewer Pump Replacement Project, upgrades to the Elmridge Road Sewage Lift Station included one new lift pump and renovation of a second lift pump, addition of an emergency generator, and installation of modern electrical equipment. Additionally, the survey phase of the electric grid upgrade project was completed in February 2013. Four projects were completed in the past year including the Zero Deck design, sewer pump replacement, renovation of the museum restrooms and completion of the barracks and facilities safety issues.
Fiscal Year 2017 Past Fiscal Year: 2017 Projection: In 2017, the incoming Class of 2021 totaled 279 candidates. Current Fiscal Year: 2018 In 2018, the incoming Class of 2022 totaled 280 candidates. Budget Fiscal Year: 2019 Anticipate 280 candidates to arrive for the Class of 2023.
Fiscal Year 2019 During Academic year 2018-2019, twenty-four applicants were selected for sponsorship. For the Academic year 2019-2020, nineteen applicants were selected for sponsorship.
Authorization
Maritime Education and Training Act, Public Law 46-51301-51316 U.S.C.
This program is a federally operated maritime academy providing education, training, subsistence, books, quarters, uniforms, medical care, and program travel to its U.S. citizen students. Appropriations are restricted to the above and the operation and maintenance of the school. International students may attend, at the expense of their sponsoring nation.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
High school graduates who are U.S. citizens and international students in accordance with legislation. In general, criteria are similar to those generally used for college admission.
Beneficiary Eligibility
High school graduates who are U.S. citizens and eligible international students.
Credentials/Documentation
Usual documents for college admission and a comprehensive physical examination.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. U.S. citizens desiring appointment to the school apply to Senate or House of Representative members or Maritime Administrator for nomination.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Nominating officials submit nominations to school's Office of Admission. Selection is competitive and merit-based.
Award Procedure
Appointment approved by the Maritime Administrator.
Deadlines
June 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019 Application August 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019 Nominations Nominations must be submitted by January 31 of the year preceding that in which admission is desired. Applications must be submitted by March 1 of the year in which admission is desired.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 3 to 8 months.
Appeals
To the school.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
See Credentials/Documentation section of this program.
How may assistance be used?
This program is a federally operated maritime academy providing education, training, subsistence, books, quarters, uniforms, medical care, and program travel to its U.S. citizen students. Appropriations are restricted to the above and the operation and maintenance of the school. International students may attend, at the expense of their sponsoring nation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: At the request of the Maritime Administration.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Copies will be furnished at the request of the Maritime Administration. Those pertaining to its officers, faculty, staff and midshipmen shall be kept for the period of enrollment plus eight years.
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
Students are furnished with required uniforms and textbooks during their tenure at the Academy. Federal education grants and/or student loans are available to cover the cost of midshipman fees for supplies and services of a personal nature. Federal grants or loans are distributed in accordance with US Department of Education policies (usually at the start of each academic term).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Director of Admissions U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 300 Steamboat Road, Admissions Center Kings Point, New York 11024-1699 USMMA Admissions Office and Field Representatives listed in the Catalog
Headquarters Office
Michael Bedryk
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024 US
michael.bedryk@usmma.edu
Phone: 516-726-5641
Website Address
http://www.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-0-1-403
Obligations
(Training) FY 18$28,000.00; FY 19 est $90,000.00; FY 20 est $80,000.00; FY 17$140,000.00; FY 16$140,000.00; - (Training) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Annual assistance payment of $400,000 to each regional school provided State matches funds and admits eligible out-of-state student. An allowance of $48,000 per academic year, not to exceed 5 years, payment to selected students in good standing in the student incentive payment program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
46 CFR 310 Subpart C; Standard college catalogs and brochures.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP): $18.1 million; Academic Departments: $4 million; Day-to-day operations of the Midshipmen (including food and health services, textbooks and uniforms): $11.9 million; Operations and administrative support: $13.6 million; Faculty and staff compensation: $35.1 million Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP): $18.1 million; Academic Departments: $4 million; Day-to-day operations of the Midshipmen (including food and health services, textbooks and uniforms): $11.9 million; Operations and administrative support: $13.6 million; Faculty and staff compensation: $35.1 million
Fiscal Year 2019 During Academic year 2018-2019, twenty-four applicants were selected for sponsorship. For the Academic year 2019-2020, nineteen applicants were selected for sponsorship.

 


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