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USMMA Admissions Office and Field Representatives listed in the Catalog. Headquarters Office:

Rilla Gaither 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: 202-366-5111

Website Address:

http://www.dot.gov

RELATED PROGRAMS:

11.417 Sea Grant Support; 20.806 State Maritime Schools EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP): $18.1 million; Academic Departments: $4 million; Day-to-day operations of the Midshipmen (including food and health services, textbooks and uniforms): $11.9 million; Operations and administrative support: $13.6 million; Faculty and staff compensation: $35.1 million. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

See Credentials/Documentation section of this program.

20.808 CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND

(CCF)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

Merchant Marine Act of 1936, Section 607, Public Law 91-469, 1018 Stat., 46 U.S.C 53501 - 53517.

OBJECTIVES:

To provide for replacement vessels, additional vessels or reconstructed vessels, built and documented under the laws of the United States for operation in the United States foreign, Great Lakes, Marine Highways or noncontiguous domestic trades.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The capital construction fund program is a program created to help rejuvenate the American Merchant Marine. The assistance provided is not through payment of appropriated funds, but rather allows the fund holder to defer a portion of tax monies that would otherwise be paid to the U.S. Government during the tax year. The extension of tax deferral privileges encourages the accomplishment of the program objective by allowing the fund holder to accumulate and use otherwise taxable earnings for the purposes of acquiring, constructing or reconstructing vessels built and documented in the United States and operated in the United States foreign, Great Lakes or noncontiguous domestic trade and in the fisheries.

Applicant Eligibility:

An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, own or lease one or more eligible vessels, have a program for the acquisition, construction or reconstruction of a qualified vessel and demonstrate the financial capabilities to accomplish the program. Beneficiary Eligibility: None.

Credentials/Documentation:

Be able to provide proof of requirements called for in the Applicant Eligibility section of this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles.

Preapplication Coordination:

Contact the Maritime Administration, Office of Financial Approvals.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This
program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures:

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform
Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for

Federal Awards.. See Federal Register Notice (46 CFR Part 390, Appendix I) dated January 29, 1976. Persons seeking to enter into a Capital Construction Fund Agreement may make application by letter to the headquarters office shown below.

Award Procedure:

Citizenship of the applicant, whether the applicant owns or leases one or more eligible vessels, has an acceptable program for the acquisition, construction or reconstruction of a qualified vessel and has the financial capability to accomplish the program. Approved by the Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development.

Deadlines:

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
From 30 to 90 days.

Appeals:

Not Applicable. Renewals:

Not Applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Depends upon the individual program agreed to between the Maritime Administration and the applicant. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.

Reports:

Annual reports specified in the agreement and the rules and regulations. Cash reports are not applicable. Annual reports specified in the agreement and the rules and regulations. SF-425. Annual reports specified in the agreement and the rules and regulations.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. All financial records are subject to audit by the Internal Revenue Service and/or the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

Records:

See Reports.

Account Identification:

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - No Obligations are awarded. Company's own funds are used for the program. Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Applicant receives tax benefits for depositing assets in accordance with the program.

TAFS Codes:

69-1750.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: In 2016 over $159 million of funds deposited in Capital Construction Funds was used to construct new vessels, reconstruct existing vessels or pay down debt on existing vessels. An additional $193 of earnings from the operation or sale of vessels was deposited into CCFs by the over 145 program participants, leaving a balance of over $2.1 billion on deposit. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Capital Construction Fund Agreement; Parts 390 and 391, Title 46, CFR; Part 3, Title 26, CFR.

Regional or Local Office:

See Regional Agency Offices. See Maritime Administration Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office:

Daniel Ladd 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202)366-1859

Website Address:

http://www.dot.gov

RELATED PROGRAMS:

20.802 Federal Ship Financing Guarantees; 20.812 Construction Reserve Fund EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: In 2016 CCF funds were used to install ship exhaust emissions scrubbers in vessels in the Great Lakes and servicing Alaska, reducing the harmful emissions from the vessels. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

See Award Procedure section of this program.

20.812 CONSTRUCTION RESERVE FUND

(CRF)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

Merchant Marine Act of 1936, Section 511, Public Law 74-835, 46 U.S.C 1161. OBJECTIVES:

To promote the construction, reconstruction, reconditioning, or acquisition of merchant vessels built and documented under the laws of the United States for purposes of national defense and the development of U.S. commerce. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The Construction Reserve Fund (CRF), authorized under 46 USC 1161, is a financial assistance program which provides tax deferral benefits to U.S. flag operators. The CRF permits the fundholder to deposit gains attributable to the sale of, or indemnification for, loss of vessels and to defer tax on such gains provided the gains are to be reinvested in vessels. Also the CRF allows the accumulation of earnings from operations of vessels documented in the U.S., or the earnings from the investment of the Fund. The ability to accumulate funds and the tax deferral provision have enabled fundholders to construct or reconstruct in the United States, and documented under the laws of the United States, larger and better-equipped vessels, to reduce mortgage debt on the vessels, and to construct a greater number of vessels than would be possible without the program.

Applicant Eligibility:

A Construction Reserve Fund (CRF) may be established by any citizen of the United States who owns, in whole or in part, a vessel or vessels operating in the foreign or domestic commerce of the U.S., or in the fisheries. Additionally, any citizen who is operating such vessel or vessels owned by another individual may establish a CRF.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Any citizen of the United States who owns, in whole or in part, a vessel or vessels operating in the foreign or domestic commerce of the U.S. or in the fisheries. Additionally, any citizen who is operating such vessel or vessels owned by another individual. Credentials/Documentation:

Be able to provide proof of requirements called for in Applicant Eligibility section of this program. The program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles.

Preapplication Coordination:

Contact the Maritime Administration, Office of Financial Approvals and Marine Insurance. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures:

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. You may manually enter in any other application procedures not found above

See Federal Register Notice (46 CFR 287.4). Persons seeking to establish a Construction Reserve Fund may make application by letter to the headquarters office shown below. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. 2 CFR 200..

Award Procedure:

Review of the application by the Office of Financial Approvals and Marine Insurance to determine citizenship of the applicant, if applicant is owner or operator of the vessel and if the proposed objective of construction, reconstruction or acquisition is acceptable.

Deadlines:

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals:

Not Applicable. Renewals:

Not Applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Depends on each individual program agreed upon between the Maritime Administration and the applicant. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Reports:

Not Applicable. Audits:

Not Applicable. Records:

See Reports section of this program.

Account Identification:

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

- Company's own funds are used for the program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Defer tax on gains by depositing the gains attributable to the sale of or indemnification for loss of vessels in accordance with the program. TAFS Codes:

69-1750.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: In 2016 over 30 vessels were constructed with funds deposited into CRFs. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

46 CFR Part 287; Order and Form of Resolution which outlines details pertaining to the establishment and maintenance of the Construction Reserve Fund.

Regional or Local Office:

See Regional Agency Offices. Offices listed in appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office:

Daniel Ladd 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202)366-1859

Website Address:

http://www.marad.dot.gov

RELATED PROGRAMS:

20.802 Federal Ship Financing Guarantees; 20.808 Capital Construction Fund EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: In 2016 over 30 vessels were constructed with funds deposited into CRFS. Fiscal Year 2017: Not available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Review of the application by the Office of Financial Approvals and Marine Insurance to determine citizenship of the applicant, if applicant is owner or operator of the vessel and if the proposed objective of construction, reconstruction or acquisition is acceptable.

20.813 MARITIME SECURITY FLEET PROGRAM OR SHIP OPERATIONS COOPERATION PROGRAM

(Maritime Security Program)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

The Maritime Security Act of 2003; the National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 108-136; Omnibus Appropriations
Bill of 2015; NDAA for Fiscal Year 2017, P.L. -112-239; 1122, Section 212(f),
Public Law 112-238.

OBJECTIVES:

The MSP helps sustain a fleet of 60 active, commercially viable, militarily useful, privately-owned vessels operating under U.S. registry to meet national defense and other security requirements. Participating operators are required to make their ships and commercial transportation resources available upon request by the Secretary of Defense during times of war or national emergency.

Address and promote innovation in transportation of cargo, through identification, development, and application of methods, equipment, facilities and techniques with U.S. based companies and organizations involved in marine and intermodal transportation.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Vessel's Operations restricted to U.S. foreign trade. Public purpose of support and promotion of new concepts for the carriage of cargo, improve communications, share technology, improve transportation security and research.

Applicant Eligibility:

U.S. citizens and operators of U.S. flag vessels.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Ownership and operation of vessels and facilities useful to the United States in time of war or national emergency.

Credentials/Documentation:

Ownership of U.S. documented vessels. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Preapplication 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 Procedures:

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform

Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Solicitation for applications in the Federal Register; None. Award Procedure:

MARAD Office of Sealift Support and the U.S. Transportation Command review applications against criteria established in the Maritime Security Act of 2003.

Deadlines:

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

90 Days from closing of application.

Appeals:

Decisions concerning administration of the Maritime Security Program will be referred to the Maritime Administrator.

Renewals:

Program is based on 1-year contracts renewable each year, subject to funding, and not to extend past fiscal year 2025. Formula and Matching Requirements:

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

One year contracts, renewable yearly, payable in monthly installments. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.

Reports:

Not Applicable.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Maritime Security Program subject to both internal and external audit. These audits will be made by the Office of the Inspector General (DOT) in accordance with the General Accounting Office guidelines, "Standards for Audit of Government Organizations, Programs, Activities and Functions," and additional OMB guidance. Records:

Vouchers monthly.

Account Identification:

69-1711-0-1-054. Obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $210,000,000; FY 17 est $299,940,000; and FY 18 est $5,000,000 - (Direct payments) FY 16 $3.5mil per ship/annually = $210,000.00 annual; FY 17 $ $4,999,950.00 per ship/annually = $300.mil annual; FY 2018 $5,000,000.00 per ship/annually = $300,000.00 mil annual.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Authorized $3.1 million per vessel per year (FY 2012-2015); $3.5 million (FY 2016); $4.999 (FY2017); $5.0 million (FY 2018-20); $5.23 million (FY 2021); and $3.7 million (FY2022-2025).

TAFS Codes:

69-1711.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: Maintained full authorized 60 ships in MSP, six of the 60 ships were replaced with newer, more modern ships. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

46 CFR Part 212(f).

Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:

William McDonald 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-5076

Website Address:

http://www.marad.dot.gov

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: The 60 ships in the MSP received payments up to $3.5 million per ship during 2016 for operation in U.S. international trade. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

(1) Vessel is required to maintain U.S.-flag presence in foreign commerce and/or necessary for meeting military sealift requirements; (2) Applicant possesses operational expertise and intermodal assets useful to the United States in meeting its sealift requirements; (3) Maritime Security Program participants are required to commit sealift and intermodal capacity to the Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP), approved by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF).

20.814 ASSISTANCE TO SMALL SHIPYARDS (Small Shipyard Grants)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

Section 3508 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 110-417. OBJECTIVES:

To award grants for capital improvements and related infrastructure improvements at qualified shipyards that will facilitate the efficiency, cost effectiveness, and quality of domestic ship construction for commercial and Federal Government use.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

For capital and related infrastructure improvements. Cannot be used for physical facility construction or land acquisition unless specifically approved by Administrator as consistent with capital and infrastructure improvements. Federal funds cannot exceed 75 percent of project cost unless (1) cost is less than $26,075, or (2) determination is made that project merits support and requires additional assistance. Cannot be used for physical facility construction or land acquisition unless specifically approved by the Administrator as consistent with capital infrastructure improvements.

Federal funds cannot exceed 75 percent of project costs unless a determination is made that project merits support and requires additional assistance. Applicant Eligibility:

Either a shipyard or a State or local government on behalf of a shipyard can apply. The shipyard must be one in a single geographical location, located in or near a maritime community, that (1) is a small business concern within the meaning of section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632); and (2) does not have more than 600 production employees. Other factors taken into account when grants are awarded will be (a) the economic circumstances and conditions of the maritime community near to which a shipyard is located; and (B) the local, State and regional economy in which such community is located. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Shipyard.

Credentials/Documentation:

As required by application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Preapplication Coordination:

Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under

E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures:

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. .SF-424 application form must be filed with the Maritime Administration. There are specific agency instructions for additional information which should be provided as an addendum to Form SF-424. These instructions were published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2008, in Vol.73, No. 7, pp.1912-1913. Applicants can go to www.grants.gov to apply.

Award Procedure:

Awards will be made by the Maritime Administrator in such amounts and under such conditions as he determines.

Deadlines:

Not Applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals:

Not Applicable. Renewals:

Not Applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Public Law 110-417 provides that no
more than 75 percent of a project's cost may be paid from Federal Funds.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

To be individually determined based on project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Reports:

No program reports are required. SF-425 is required. There will be Progress Reports, Annual Reports, and/or Status Reports depending on the nature of the project and the period of time it is expected to take. No expenditure reports are required. Monitoring is based done by the audit requirements. Grants over $750,000 have mandatory audits.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records:

Recipient is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of the final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all project contract documents, financial records and supporting documents. Account Identification:

69-1770-0-1-021.

Obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 16 $10,000,000; FY 17 est $4,900,000; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Awards can be in any amount up to $9,800,000.
TAFS Codes:

69-1770.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: Funds were awarded on April 18, 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: Program funded at $4,900,000.00. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Federal Register publication on January 10, 2008 in Vol.73, No.7, pp.1912-1913. Implementing legislation: Section 3506 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163) and section

entitled "Assistance to Small Shipyards" in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.

Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:

David. Heller 1200 New Jersey Ave, Room W21-318

, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: David.heller@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-5737 Fax: (202) 366-6988.

Website Address:

http://www.marad.dot.gov

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: Funds were awarded to Commercial Shipyards that builds and delivers or repairs completed vessels. Fiscal Year 2017: Awards will be made September 5, 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

(1) How well the project will facilitate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality of domestic ship construction for commercial and Federal Government use, and (2) the economic factors set forth in section 081 above.

20.816 AMERICAS MARINE HIGHWAY GRANTS Marine Highway Program

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

2010 National Defense Authorization Act (Section 3515), Public Law 111-84, 46 U.S.C 55601 (g); 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 114-113.

OBJECTIVES:

Mitigate landside congestion, expand transportation options, and realize public benefit and external cost savings by awarding Marine Highway grants to qualified applicants to implement designated Marine Highway projects. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The assistance will be used to expand the use of water transportation using through designated Marine Highway Projects to create new or expand existing services along designated Marine Highway Routes. Components of projects that are eligible for grant funding include the following:

Port and terminal infrastructure including wharves, docks, terminals and paving, etc.,

Cargo, passenger and/or vessel handling equipment,

Efficiency or capacity improvements in ports, terminals, aboard vessels and intermodal connectors, etc.,

Investments that improve environmental sustainability,

New or used vessel purchase, lease, or modification,

Marine Highway demonstration projects of a limited duration, and
Planning, preparation and design efforts in support of Marine Highway
Projects. 100 percent are discretionary funds.

Applicant Eligibility:

Grant applicants must be public agencies at the state, regional or local level including, but not limited to, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, State governments (including State Departments of Transportation) and port authorities. They must also have had their projects for which they are requesting funds be designated as Marine Highway Projects by the Secretary of Transportation under Americas Marine Highway Program (110th Congress, Public Law 110-140).

In order to receive a grant under this program, applicants must submit an application to the Secretary and demonstrate that the project is financially viable, the funds will be spent efficiently and effectively, and that a market

exists for the services of the proposed project as evidenced by contracts or written statements of intent from potential customers. An applicant shall provide at least 20 percent of the project costs from non-Federal sources. In awarding grants under the program, the Secretary shall give a preference to those projects or components that present the most financially viable transportation services and require the lowest percentage Federal share of the costs." Eligible applicants include those entities defined within OMB 2 CFR 200 excluding Federal agencies due to matching-fund regulatory requirements. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Eligible beneficiaries include those entities defined in OMB 2CFR 200.
Credentials/Documentation:

The following documentation is required:

1. First page of application:

A. Marine Highway Project name (as stated in the Departments Letter of
Designation)

B. Primary point of contact for applicant

C. Amount of dollars of Grant Funds the applicant is seeking, sources and share of other matching funds.

D. Summary of what the grant funding will be used for

E. Project parties

F. Recipients of Marine Highway grants and their first-tier sub-awardees will be required to have a DUNS number (http://www.dnb.com) and a current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (http://www.ccr.gov). While these items do not need to be provided as part of the application, a Marine Highway Grant will not be awarded if a recipient or first-tier sub-awardee does not have these items.

2. Contact Information: An application should include the name, phone number, e-mail address and organization address of the primary point of contact for the applicant. The Department will use this information to inform parties of the Departments decision regarding selection of grantees, as well as to contact parties in the event that the Department needs additional information about the application.

3. Grant Funds and Sources and Uses of Project Funds: An application should include information about the amount of grant funding requested, sources and uses of all project funds, total project costs, percentage of project costs that would paid for with Marine Highway Grant funds and the identity and percentage shares of all parties providing funds for the project (including Federal funds provided under other programs).

4. Selection Criteria: In general, applications will be evaluated based on the information provided in the original application for designation as a Marine Highway Project as set forth in the (final rule). However, as addressed in section (IV) Selection Criteria of this notice, applicants may provide additional information. This information should be provided in the order it was solicited in the (final rule).

5. National Environmental Policy Act Requirement: An application must detail whether the project will significantly impact the natural, social and/or economic environment. If the NEPA process is completed, an applicant must indicate the date of, and provide a Web site link or other reference to, the final Categorical Exclusion, Finding of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision. If the NEPA process is underway but not complete, the application must detail where the project is in the process, indicate the anticipated date of completion and provide a website link or other reference to copies of any NEPA documents prepared.

6. Environmentally Related Federal, State and Local Actions: An application must indicate whether the proposed project is likely to require actions by other agencies (e.g., permits), indicate the status of such actions and provide a website link or other reference to materials submitted to the other agencies, and/or demonstrate compliance with other Federal, State and local regulations as applicable.

7. Certification Requirements: In order for an application to be considered for a grant award, the Chief Executive Officer of the applicant is required to certify, in writing, to the following:

A. That, except as noted in this grant application, nothing has changed from the original application for formal designation as a Marine Highway Project.

B. The project sponsor will administer the project and any funds received will be spent efficiently and effectively.

C. Applicants will provide information, data and reports as required by the grantor. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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