Restored! America’s

Maritime Heritage Grant Program

The Senate followed with a favorable vote (92-7), and the president signed the bill into law on 23 December 2016.

initiated by the US Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Advocacy by the maritime heritage community and the support of members of Congress resulted in that agency’s commitment of $7 million to the grant program over the past few years.

The new legislation mandates char 18.75% of all ship scrapping proceeds will be committed to the maritime heritage grant program (our goal was 25%,

So we have some more work to do,keeping in mind that the Maritime Administration can request 6.25% of these funds for its own maritime heritage needs).

Of the remainder, 50% of the scrappi ng profits remain

The National Park Service (NPS) will continue to administer the competitive gram program.

The Park Service can claim up to 15% of the transferred funds (i.e. of the $7 USS Yorktown in South Carolina won a 2014.

Maritime Heritage Grant to implement state-of the-art technology and interactive educational features aboard the 1943.

Carrier to provide insight into the shipboard life of the engineering crew and million transferred

This is a large amount, and should be reexamined.

Additional amendments to the 2017 defense bill require greater transparency in the Maritime Administration’s ship scrapping operations, including timely reporting on when funds become available, and the use of funds for the preservation and presentation to the public of the Maritime Administration’s maritime heritage property.

These changes are all beneficial to the gram program.

Special thanks is due to Representatives: J.

Randy Forbes (assisted by staff member Eric Lindsey), Garret Graves (assisted by Ian Bennin), Donald Norcross (assisted by Morgan Jones), John Brady, Duncan Hunter, John Garamendi, Walter Jones, the technical functions of the engine machinery.

Although you may not be aware of it, every time you turn on your computer you owe a huge debt to Grace Hopper.

A Yale-trained mathematician,

Hopper joined the Navy in December 1943, keen on serving the war effort directly.

At thirty-seven, she already had a successful teaching career at Vassar College,

Nevertheless, in June 1944, as a newly commissioned lieutenant (junior grade), Hopper was sent to Harvard University’s. Computation Project—then operating under.

Although you may not be aware of it, every time you turn on your computer you owe a huge debt to Grace Hopper.

A Yale-trained mathematician,

Hopper joined the Navy in December 1943, keen on serving the war effort directly.

At thirty-seven, she already had a successful teaching career at Vassar College,

the Bureau of Ships—to work on the Mark I computer.

Even as a very young child, Hopper was inquisitive and fearless.

clocks in her home and other antics that her patient parents chose to indulge and gently guide.

her towards more productive endeavors Thus,

both by temperament and by life experience, Grace Hopper was uniquely suited to seize the opportunities.

For innovative work that would so suddenly be presented to her

During World War II,

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