Women on the Water (WOW)

The purpose of the WOW program is to promote diversity in the maritime industry.

The program also provides exposure to the history and the current climate women face today in the maritime industry.

It provides opportunities for the cadets to interact and network with cadets from other
maritime academies, as well as current female leaders in the maritime industry.

Career opportunities and maritime organizations for women in the industry are highlighted.

It also provides an introduction to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and its female leadership, as well as an update on current issues impacting the maritime industry and its workforce, especially those that impact the lives of women.
Related Programs20.806 State Maritime Schools; 20.807 U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: $15,000 for WOW Conference for education and promotion of women in maritime industry.

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
California State University Systems $ 15,000   2016-03-062017-02-15
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: $15,000 WOW Conference for education and promotion of women in maritime industry. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial assistance is used to support the WOW program activities with any number of items to promote maximum participation by the maritime academy cadets and midshipmen to include, but not be limited to, the following, event space or facility, audio/visual equipment, printed material, or to assist with the cost for hosting maritime academy cadets (linen cost, etc.).

Financial assistance cannot be utilized for food or alcoholic beverages.

Other restrictions may apply.

Please contact MARAD HQ for additional information.

Funds may be available for WOW programs at MARAD?s discretion.

Funding is not guaranteed and will depend on MARAD?s budget priorities during the fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants for financial assistance for WOW program activities are the six State Maritime Academies, regional maritime academies, and the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are individuals attending the State Maritime Academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Credentials/Documentation

Required credentials or documentations are to be determined on a case by case basis. Please contact MARAD HQ for additional information. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. WOW program activities rotate among the six State Maritime Academies and the USMMA, with the hosting academy determined by agreement among the academies. The hosting academy will be required to provide MARAD with information on WOW program activities to ensure that any financial assistance potentially awarded to the hosting academy is used to promote diversity in the maritime industry.

Award Procedures

WOW program activities rotate among the six State Maritime Academies and the USMMA, with the hosting academy determined by agreement among the academies. MARAD, in its sole discretion, determines how much if any financial assistance is to be awarded to the hosting academy based on its review of the WOW activities.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Maritime Education and Training Act of 1980, Public Law 96-453, 46 U.S.C 51301-51317.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of time is normally less than one year, but may vary depending on the activity. Specific time limits will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The mechanism for the release of funds may vary depending on the activity, and will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

A confirmation of what the funds will be utilized on is requested.

Additional requirements may be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

The number, type, and frequency of required reports will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Recordkeeping requirements will be set forth in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $15,000; FY 17 est $15,000; and FY 18 est $0 - FY-2016 $15,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY-2016 $15,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Rita Jackson The Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Maritime Labor and Training (MAR-650), 1200 New Jersey Ave S.E., , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: rita.jackson@dot.gov Phone: 202 366-0284

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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