DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects AGENCY:
Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT ACTION:
Notice of Funding Opportunity SUMMARY:
This notice announces the availability of funding for grants and establishes
selection criteria and application requirements for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP).
The purpose of this program is to make grants available to previously designated Marine Highway Projects that support the development and expansion of documented vessels or port and landside infrastructure.
The U. S. Department of Transportation (Department) will award Marine Highway Grants to implement projects or components of projects previously designated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) under the AMHP.
Only Marine Highway Projects the Secretary designates before the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) closing date are eligible for funding as described in this notice.
1. Eligible Applicants Eligible Applicants for funding available under this notice are an original Project Applicant of a project that the Secretary has previously designated as a Marine Highway Project or a substitute applicant (which can be either a public entity or a private-sector entity who has been referred to the Program Office by the original Project Applicant with a written explanation, as part of the application).
Original Project Applicants are defined as those public entities named by the Secretary in the original designated project.
Grant applicants must have operational or administrative areas of responsibility that are adjacent to or near the relevant designated Marine Highway Project.
Eligible Applicants include State governments (including State departments of transportation), metropolitan planning organizations, port authorities, and tribal governments, or private sector operators of marine highway services within designated Marine Highway Projects.
Private-sector applicants should refer to section D.
2. vi.G for additional documentation that must be submitted to support an eligibility determination.