Maritime Heritage Grants

National Maritime Heritage Grants are administered by the National Park Service's National Maritime Heritage Program in partnership with the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. The grants are funded through a percentage of the proceeds from the sale or scrapping of obsolete vessels of the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

Maritime Heritage Grants provide 1-to-1 matching funds for a wide range of preservation and education projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources and increase public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States.

For more information please visit the Maritime Heritage Grants General Information and Frequently Asked Questions web pages.

People walk by a three-masted ship docked alongside pier
1998 grant recipient Balclutha moored along Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco, California.

National Park Service

Last updated: December 14, 2023