Fireboat Construction

The purpose of this grant is for Construction of a Fireboat/Harbor Patrol Vessel for the Portland Fire Department, Portland Maine.

The purchase of a new fireboat will be used to serve the Portland Fire Department (PFD) in protecting Portland Harbor and surrounding waters.

Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

The City of Portland, Maine to replace their 48-year-old fireboat, with a new aluminum Fireboat/Harbor Patrol vessel. The vessel will protect the Port of Portland, which harbors one of the nation's largest oil ports. It will also serve as the Fire Rescue vessel for the city of Portland, the islands of Cisco Bay, and will assist the City's Mutual Aid partners. This is the only fireboat in Portland Harbor.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grant can only be used for those projects identified in DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This grant is mandated by Congress in DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation.

Therefore, only those organizations specifically identified in the appropriation legislation can apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and Local Governments and for profit organizations.


Proposal submitted with statement of work and estimated budget. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and Local Governments, and A-122 for Non-Profit and For Profit-Organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.

Application Procedures

Not applicable.

Award Procedures

The award will made by Acquisition Services personnel.




Public Law 108-7 (HJRes 2) Portland Safety Enhancement, Maine and the Economy in Government Act (3l U.S.C. 1535)

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.




Renewals and/or extensions may be available. Requests must be submitted to the Acquisition Services office for approval.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

This grant will be a period of sixteen months from date of award. The funds will be reimbursed for costs incurred.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual Audit Reports - An annual A-133 audit relating to the use of Grant Funds shall be completed within 120 days after the end of each City of Portland, Maine Fire Department fiscal year.

Status Reports - Written reports shall display the type of report, the period covered by the report, the name and the Grant Number.

Quarterly Status Reports - The City of Portland, Maine Fire Department shall submit a quarterly status report, using Standard Form 269, to keep the Government informed of the City of Portland, Maine Fire Department activity during the reporting period, accomplishments/progress made, planned activities for the next period, and a list of any supplies and/or equipment purchased during the reporting period.

In addition, the report shall include an explanation for any deviation from the projected budget and timeline, and shall also contain, at a minimum, the following: (1) a statement as to whether the City of Portland, Maine Fire Department has used the Grant Funds consistent with the terms contemplated in the grant Agreement; (2) if applicable, a description of the budgeted activities not procured by the City of Portland, Maine Fire Department (3) if applicable, the rationale for the City of Portland, Maine Fire Department failure to procure the budgeted activities.


Audits shall be in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entitles 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 entitles that extend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133.


Records will be retained in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and Local governments.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $0; FY 08 $993,500; and FY 09 est $993,500.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-5737.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Congressional Earmark Recipients.

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