Ferry Grant Applications Due By July 15

Friday, March 23, 2001
The Passenger Vessel Association announced that it is time again to apply for Federal Ferry Boat Discretionary Grants The program helps with the capital costs of new ferry vessels and terminals. The Federal Highway Administration has announced that it is accepting funding proposals for the current round of grants. The deadline is July 15, 2001, but since the application must first be funneled through state transportation officials, an applicant needs to get to work right away. A private operator working in partnership with a public entity is eligible to apply, as is a publicly funded operator. For a copy of the full announcement with additional information on how to apply, go to PVA's web page (www.passengervessel.com ) and click on the "Ferry Grants 2001" icon. Also, a potential applicant should call Ed Welch, PVA's Legislative Director, for insights as to how to enhance the submission. Welch's phone is 800-807-8360, and his email is ewelch@vesselalliance.com.

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