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20.806 State Maritime Schools

AUTHORIZATION:

Maritime Education and Training Act, Public Law 96-453.
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To train future merchant marine officers in State Maritime Schools.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use
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Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Operation and maintenance of State Maritime Schools; maintenance and repair of training vessels loaned by Federal Government; student incentive payments to selected cadets.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  
States. Limited to one academy in any one State.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  
Students, meeting eligibility requirements.

Credentials/Documentation:   Formal application from State Governor setting forth evidence of establishment of school; State appropriation for the school; suitable curriculum and facilities. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Letter from a State Governor to the Secretary of Transportation or the Maritime Administrator. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102.

Award Procedure:   Need for training must be established. The final award is approved by the Maritime Administrator.

Deadlines:   Not Applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Not Applicable.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Federal/State contracts for assistance automatically extended year by year unless cancelled.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Annual assistance payment of $400,000 to regional academies if matched by State appropriations and if out-of-State students are enrolled. Federal assistance consists of (1) lump-sum annual assistance payment to schools, (2) loan of vessel and payment for its maintenance, and (3) student incentive payments. States are required to show that their annual funding for the school at least matches the Federal lump sum assistance payment. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Annual payments to the schools are given on a lump-sum basis. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Monthly enrollment by class. Annual cost analysis of school operation. Other at request of the Maritime Administrator. SF-272. Monthly enrollment by class. Annual cost analysis of school operation. Other at request of the Maritime Administrator. SF-269. Monthly enrollment by class. Annual cost analysis of school operation. Other at request of the Maritime Administrator.

Audits:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   Pertaining to each school, its officers, faculty and students, the vessel and crew, and the shore base are required to be kept for the period of employment/enrollment, plus 6 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obligations:   (Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 08 $13,181,000; FY 09 est $14,500,000; FY 10 est $15,640,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Annual assistance payment of $500,000 to each regional school provided State matches funds and admits eligible out-of-state student. A subsistence of $8,000 per academic year, not to exceed 4 years, paid to selected students in good standing in the Student Incentive Payment (SIP) Program, NTE a total of 300 students.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: 660 licensed mariners graduated annually to meet economic and national security needs of the nation. Fiscal Year 2016: Development and implementation of a marketing strategy to increase awareness of and attract qualified candidates to SIP program and maritime careers. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

46 CFR 310A; Standard college catalogs are available from the schools listed below .

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. (a) Federal Government: none; (b) standard information for prospective students: Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME 04421; Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532; State University of New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY 10465; Texas A&M Maritime Academy, Galveston, TX 77550; California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA 94591; Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Headquarters Office:   Anne Wehde 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-5469.

Web Site Address:   http://www.dot.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2015: 660 licensed mariners graduated. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

See Credentials/Documentation section of this program.

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