Evaluating the Availability of Federal Financial Assistance for Merchant Mariner Training
This study was undertaken in accordance with provisions of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Pub. L. 116-283, Section 3508(c)):
“(c) STUDY AND REPORT ON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING MERCHANT MARINERS.—
(1) STUDY REQUIRED.—The Administrator of the Maritime Administration, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall conduct a study to—
(A) identify Federal financial assistance available for the training of United States merchant mariners, including those working to receive a Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping endorsement under subchapter B of chapter 1 of title 46, Code of Federal Regulations;
(B) identify individuals eligible for assistance described in subparagraph (A); and
(C) develop recommendations to improve licensed and unlicensed merchant mariner access to assistance described in subparagraph (A).