Congressional Appropriations

The Shipbuilders Council of America understands the complex funding challenges associated with ship construction and provides our members detailed and thorough analyses of Congressional Appropriations that affect the bottom lines of SCA member companies.

Additionally, SCA advocates for healthy, sustainable shipbuilding budgets that provide predictable spending projections that will help to build, repair and modernize our national security fleet.

Defense Appropriations

Covering a large share of government shipbuilding and repair budgets, the annual defense appropriations bills provide funding through the Shipbuilding Conversion, Navy (SCN) tables that fund various ship types and classes for the Marine Corps and Strategic Sealift Fleet. Defense appropriations bills also fund major Army vessel programs.

Additionally, the defense appropriations bills fund significant ship repair and modernization programs, as well as research and development programs that advance the architecture of the future fleet.

Click HERE to see the most recent SCA Defense Appropriations summaries.

U.S. Coast Guard Appropriations

The U.S. Coast Guard is funded through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. Particularly of interest to SCA members are the funding levels under the Procurement, Construction and Improvements line item that fund various ship classes including the Polar Icebreaker and Coast Guard Cutters of all sizes.

Click HERE to see the most recent SCA Coast Guard Appropriations summaries.

Maritime Administration Appropriations

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is funded through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. MARAD funding programs of interest to SCA members include Title XI funding, Small Shipyard Assistance Grants and the recapitalization of the maritime academy training ships.

Click HERE to see the most recent SCA Maritime Administration Appropriations summaries.

Commerce & Related Agency Appropriations

Several other federal agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) regularly fund ship construction programs through the Department of Commerce appropriations bill.

Click HERE to see the most recent SCA Commerce Appropriations summaries.

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