U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

To educate and train merchant marine officers.




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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


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.

Office - None.

Director of Admissions U. S. Merchant Marine Academy 300 Steamboat Road, Admissions Center Kings Point, New York 11024-1699 USMMA Admissions Office and Field Representatives listed in the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.dot.gov




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2106, USMMA graduated 229 new licensed merchant marine officer. USMMA welcomed 278 new Midshipman for the Class of 2020. To date, progress is being achieved on these infrastructure improvements. Phases 1 and 2 of the water main replacement project are complete. The final phase, Phase 3B, will be completed in April 2016. The installation of the new 8-inch water main was completed in August 2012 and upgrade of the existing water vault was completed in January 2013. Phase 3 upgrades the water distribution system throughout the campus and is scheduled for completion in April 2016. For the Sewer Pump Replacement Project, upgrades to the Elmridge Road Sewage Lift Station included one new lift pump and renovation of a second lift pump, addition of an emergency generator, and installation of modern electrical equipment. Additionally, the survey phase of the electric grid upgrade project was completed in February 2013. Four projects were completed in the past year including the Zero Deck design, sewer pump replacement, renovation of the museum restrooms and completion of the barracks and facilities safety issues. Fiscal Year 2017: The next CIP priorities are the academic areas including classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls and faculty spaces on campus. In order to meet its goal of educating the future leaders of the maritime industry, the USMMA requires updated and technologically advanced classrooms, laboratory and computer simulator spaces. Samuels Hall will be the first of four academic buildings to be renovated. The design will include the Academy leadership directed repurposing of Samuels Hall for use as computer simulator labs, classrooms and office spaces for the Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering Departments. The facility design will include full renovation and upgrades, and will incorporate facility needs required by the academic departments. The A&E design phase is scheduled for contract award in October 2016. The Gibbs Hall academic building design and renovation project is a new project for this year?s report. Gibbs Hall is the third of four academic buildings to be renovated. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program is a federally operated maritime academy providing education, training, subsistence, books, quarters, uniforms, medical care, and program travel to its U. S. citizen students.

Appropriations are restricted to the above and the operation and maintenance of the school.

International students may attend, at the expense of their sponsoring nation.

Federal education grants and/or student loans are available to cover the cost of midshipman fees for supplies and services of a personal nature (estimated at a total of $3,014 over four years for the Class of 2016).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

High school graduates who are U.S.

citizens and international students in accordance with legislation.

In general, criteria are similar to those generally used for college admission.

Beneficiary Eligibility

High school graduates who are U.S. citizens and eligible international students.

Credentials/Documentation

Usual documents for college admission and a comprehensive physical examination. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

U.S.

citizens desiring appointment to the school apply to Senate or House of Representative members or Maritime Administrator for nomination.

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. Nominating officials submit nominations to school's Office of Admission. Selection is competitive and merit-based.

Award Procedures

Appointment approved by the Maritime Administrator.

Deadlines

Aug 01, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017: Nominations. Nominations must be submitted by January 31 of the year preceding that in which admission is desired. Applications must be submitted by March 1 of the year in which admission is desired.

Authorization

Maritime Education and Training Act, Public Law 46-51301-51316.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 8 months.

Appeals

To the school.

Renewals

Applicants not accepted may reapply the following year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Students are furnished with required uniforms and textbooks during their tenure at the Academy. Federal education grants and/or student loans are available to cover the cost of midshipman fees for supplies and services of a personal nature. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Federal grants or loans are distributed in accordance with US Department of Education policies (usually at the start of each academic term).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are submitted by the request of the Maritime Administration.

SF-425.

At the request of the Maritime Administration.

SF-425.

At the request of the Maritime Administration.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Copies will be furnished at the request of the Maritime Administration. Those pertaining to its officers, faculty, staff and midshipmen shall be kept for the period of enrollment plus eight years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obigations

(Training) FY 16 $140,000; FY 17 est $140,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Annual assistance payment of $400,000 to each regional school provided State matches funds and admits eligible out-of-state student. An allowance of $48,000 per academic year, not to exceed 4 years, payment to selected students in good standing in the student incentive payment program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

46 CFR 310 Subpart C; Standard college catalogs and brochures.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Director of Admissions U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 300 Steamboat Road, Admissions Center Kings Point, New York 11024-1699 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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See Credentials/Documentation section of this program.



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