The following is an announcement from the U.S. Maritime Administration:
(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration today announced that qualified small shipyards may apply for a share of $9.45 million in federal funding to help enhance their efficiency and competitiveness. The grants are available for capital and related improvement projects that foster efficiency and competitive operations; quality ship construction, repair and reconfiguration; and employee training. Grants are limited to no more than 75 percent of the estimated improvement costs. Application packages must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST. on May 28, 2013. Additional information is available in the Federal Register at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-08486 or by contacting David M. Heller, Director, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, Room W21-318, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590; David.Heller@dot.gov; phone: (202) 366–5737; or fax: (202) 366–6988.