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Small Shipyard Grants

Small shipyards are a critical component of U.S. maritime operations and economic security, employing more than 100,000 Americans, fostering communities along and near our nation's ports and waterways, and contributing tens of billions in gross domestic product.

The Maritime Administration's Small Shipyard Grant Program is designed to support small shipyard projects that make capital and related improvements; or provide training for workers in shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries. Supporting these types of projects drives efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration across the industry.

Grants are capped at 75 percent of the project's estimated cost and are available to facilities with fewer than 1,200 production employees. Additional information can be found here in the Federal Register.

Authorizing Statute

The Small Shipyard Grant Program was authorized under Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 P.L. 116-260 (H.R. 133, 116th Cong., December 27, 2020), codified at 46 U.S.C. § 54101.

Available Funding

There is no funding currently available.  The Application Period has ended for Fiscal Year 2021.  Grant Awards should be announced by April 26, 2021.


Contact the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, or inquire at the following address:

Maritime Administration

Room W21-318

1200 New Jersey Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20590

phone: (202) 366–5737

fax: (202) 366–6988




Last updated: Friday, April 16, 2021