National Park Service Director, Maritime Administrator to Visit USS Constellation, Announce $2.6 Million in Maritime Heritage Grants
Baltimore, MD – On Monday, April 27, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will announce approximately $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants to be used for the preservation and education of maritime resources across the country. The grants will be announced onboard the USS Constellation; a 19th century frigate docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
The National Maritime Heritage Grant Program is administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Maritime Administration. The grants are supported by revenue from the scrapping of vessels from the Maritime Administration’s National Defense Reserve Fleet. These ships are purchased for recycling and the revenue provides assistance for a broad range of maritime education and preservation projects without expending tax dollars, while the metal in the purchased vessels is used to build new ships.
Source: Press release from NPS Office of Communications