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Small Shipyard Grants

Small shipyards are a critical component of U.S. maritime operations and economic security, employing more than 100,000 Americans, fostering communities along and near our nation's ports and watereways, and contributing tens of billions in gross domestic product.

The Maritime Administration's Small Shipyard Grant Program is designed to support small shipyard projects that make capital and related improvements or provide training for workers in shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries. Supporting these types of projects drives efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration across the industry.

Grants are capped at 75 percent of the project's estimated cost and are available to facilities with fewer than 1,200 production employees. Additional information can be found here in the Federal Register.

Authorizing Statute

The Small Shipyard Grant Program was authorized under Section 3501 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232), codified at 46 U.S.C. § 54101.

Available Funding

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 appropriated $20,000,000 to the Small Shipyard Grant Program. 

$19,600,000 is currently available for small shipyards to: (1) make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration, and (2) provide training for workers in shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries.

Please see www.Grants.gov - Funding opportunity number DTMASSG20 for the requirements to apply for a Small Shipyard Grant.

Grant applications must be received by the Maritime Administration by 5 p.m. EDT on February 18, 2020.

A SF-424 must accompany all applications.

Please see the requirements document here. 

Questions?

Contact the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, or inquire at the following address:

Maritime Administration
Room W21-318
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
phone: (202) 366–5737
fax: (202) 366–6988
Updated: Friday, January 17, 2020