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
Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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?
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.
Beneficiaries are individuals attending the State Maritime Academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Required credentials or documentations are to be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact MARAD HQ for additional information.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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.
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
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.)
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.
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
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. 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
The Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Maritime Labor and Training (MAR-650),
1200 New Jersey Ave S.E.,
Washington, DC 20590 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$15,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$15,000.00; FY 16$15,000.00; - FY-2017 -- $15,000(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY-2017 -- $15,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
FY-2016 $15,000 WOW Conference. $15,000 for WOW Conference for education and promotion of women in maritime industry.