Women on the Water (WOW)

 

The purpose of the WOW program is to promote diversity in the maritime industry. The program also provides exposure to the history and the current climate women face today in the maritime industry. It provides opportunities for the cadets to interact and network with cadets from other maritime academies, as well as current female leaders in the maritime industry. Career opportunities and maritime organizations for women in the industry are highlighted. It also provides an introduction to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and its female leadership, as well as an update on current issues impacting the maritime industry and its workforce, especially those that impact the lives of women.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.821
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: $15,000 WOW Conference for education and promotion of women in maritime industry. Fiscal Year 2015: $15,000 WOW Conference for education and promotion of women in maritime industry. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Maritime Education and Training Act of 1980, Public Law 96-453, 46 U.S.C 51301-51317.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants for financial assistance for WOW program activities are the six State Maritime Academies, regional maritime academies, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are individuals attending the State Maritime Academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Credentials/Documentation
Required credentials or documentations are to be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact MARAD HQ for additional information. 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. WOW program activities rotate among the six State Maritime Academies and the USMMA, with the hosting academy determined by agreement among the academies. The hosting academy will be required to provide MARAD with information on WOW program activities to ensure that any financial assistance potentially awarded to the hosting academy is used to promote diversity in the maritime industry.
Award Procedure
WOW program activities rotate among the six State Maritime Academies and the USMMA, with the hosting academy determined by agreement among the academies. MARAD, in its sole discretion, determines how much if any financial assistance is to be awarded to the hosting academy based on its review of the WOW activities.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Financial assistance is used to support the WOW program activities with any number of items to promote maximum participation by the maritime academy cadets and midshipmen to include, but not be limited to, the following, event space or facility, audio/visual equipment, printed material, or to assist with the cost for hosting maritime academy cadets (linen cost, etc.). Financial assistance cannot be utilized for food or alcoholic beverages. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact MARAD HQ for additional information. Funds may be available for WOW programs 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. A confirmation of what the funds will be utilized on is requested. Additional requirements may 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.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
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
The period of time is normally less than one year, but may vary depending on the activity. Specific time limits will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The mechanism for the release of funds may vary depending on the activity, and 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
Rita Jackson The Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Maritime Labor and Training (MAR-650),
1200 New Jersey Ave S.E., , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: rita.jackson@dot.gov Phone: 202 366-0284
Website Address
http://www.marad.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-0-1-403.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $15,000; FY 15 est $15,000; and FY 16 est $15,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY-2014 $15,000
FY-2015 $15,000
FY-2016 $15,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: FY-2015 MARAD $15,000 WOW Conference. Fiscal Year 2015: FY-2016 $15,000 WOW Conference. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 


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