In August, NIOSH notified us that AMSEA is a recipient of a two-year training grant. Major objectives of this grant award are providing Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor classes in parts of the country where training is not readily available. In addition, AMSEA will train new instructors in those under-served areas to provide that training. AMSEA will also roll out new U.S. Coast Guard-accepted marine safety classes. In total, NIOSH will provide $325,000 in funding.
The money for this funding opportunity were appropriated by Congress and included in the Coast Guard budget. The Coast Guard partnered with NIOSH to make the grant awards. AMSEA is one of four organizations that received training grant awards under this funding opportunity.