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Small Shipyard Grants


Maritime Administration

Small Shipyard Grant Program

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation

SUMMARY:  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.  The statute authorizes the Maritime Administrator to provide assistance in the form of grants to make capital and related improvements in small shipyards and to provide training for workers in shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, appropriated $20,000,000 to the Small Shipyard Grant Program.  The purpose of the Program is to foster efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration in small shipyards across the United States in addition to fostering employee skills and enhanced productivity related to shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries. 

STATUS:  The application period for FY 2019 grants has passed.  There currently is no funding available for the Small Shipyard Grant program.  When funding becomes available a notice will be posted.  We anticipate awarding the FY 2019 grants on or about June 17, 2019.


David M. Heller

Director, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering

Maritime Administration

Room W21-318

1200 New Jersey Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20590

phone: (202) 366–5737; or fax: (202) 366–6988

Updated: Monday, May 13, 2019