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Maritime Administration offers grants to yards

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The U.S. Maritime Administration has begun accepting applications from qualified small shipyards for a share of $9.45 million in federal funding to help expand.

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 May 28.

More information is available in the Federal Register at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-08486 or by contacting David M. Heller, director of the office of shipyards and marine engineering, via e-mail at david.heller@dot.gov, or by phone at +1-202-366–5737.

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