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Secretary Buttigieg Appoints Members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Advisory CouncilLeading experts will advise the Secretary on continued improvements at the USMMA
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the appointment of thirteen inaugural members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Advisory Council, five of whom are USMMA graduates, including one member of the Class of 2022. Appointees to the Advisory Council are drawn from academia, the maritime industry and maritime labor, the senior ranks of the U.S
USDOT Announces Funding for 27 Small Shipyards in 20 States to Help Increase Productivity and Create Jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $20.8 million in grant awards to 27 small shipyards in 20 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funds will help shipyards modernize, increase productivity, and expand local job opportunities while competing in the global marketplace. “Small shipyards strengthen America’s commercial fleet, bolster our economic security, and generate good jobs,” said U
USDOT Announces more than $12 Million in Funding for the U.S. Marine Highway Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity making $12,423,000 available in Fiscal Year 2023 funds through the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP), previously named America’s Marine Highway Program.
“America’s waterways serve as critical links in our nation’s supply chains,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These investments in our marine highways will help to
USDOT Announces More Than $660 Million Available Through the Port Infrastructure Development Program
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available more than $662 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding for MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
The PIDP investment will modernize our nation’s ports and help strengthen our supply chains for generations to come, helping to reduce shipping time, costs, and
MARAD Announces Nearly $20 Million in Funding Available for Small Shipyard
January 19, 2023
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this critical sector.
MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program strengthens the economic competitiveness of shipyards by providing grants that can be used to purchase equipment or provide employee training. In addition, these
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Releases New Capital Improvement Plan
WASHINGTON –Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA or Academy) released the USMMA Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. MARAD and the USMMA also announced that two key recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) have been implemented that will improve the institution’s ability to deliver capital projects.
Among the many
Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan Announced as14th Superintendent of U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyRear Admiral Nunan is first woman appointed as USMMA Superintendent
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration today announced the historic appointment of Rear Admiral Joanna M. Nunan (U.S. Coast Guard, Ret.) as the next superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Nunan, who spent more than three decades in the U.S. Coast Guard, has commanded units at every level both afloat and ashore. She will
Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $703 Million to Improve Port Infrastructure, Strengthen National Supply Chains, Lower CostsPresident Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests billions of dollars to modernize ports of all sizes and help cut costs for Americans
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. The funding, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
DOT and New York Strengthen Safety Ashore at U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyAnnounce Concurrent Jurisdiction for the Kings Point Campus
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of New York announced the implementation of concurrent jurisdiction at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Concurrent jurisdiction on the USMMA campus ensures that victims of crimes have access to local resources and assistance from local authorities in response to, investigation of, and prosecution of felony and
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $39 Million in Grants for America’s Marine Highways to Strengthen Supply ChainsBipartisan Infrastructure Law Boosts Program By $25 Million
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $39 million in grants to 12 marine highway projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The funding will help expand marine highway services on our nation’s navigable waterways to reduce congestion, alleviate supply chain bottlenecks, and move goods more