Department Of Transportation

$3,000 a Year to Be a Merchant Marine

(State Marine Schools 20.806)
The program objective is to train merchant marine officers in State Marine Schools. You can receive $3,000 per year to train to be a merchant marine officer at a designated State Marine School. In exchange for this incentive payment program, you must commit yourself to a minimum of five years duty to the Maritime Administration. You must also remain in a reserve unit of an armed force for a minimum of eight years. Students need to apply to one of the State Marine Schools. Contact the Office of Maritime Labor and Training, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20590; 202-366-5755; 800-996-2723; Continue reading

Grants to Women-Owned Businesses for DOT Contracts

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Get 500000 To Sell Your Goods or Services

If you are a woman owned business or a minority business you can get up to $500,000 in loans to help sell what ever you have to a transportation related agency at the federal state or local level. The government buys anything from web design to landscaping. Ask about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise-Short Term Lending programs from the U.S. Department of Transportation at 800-532-1169 or at

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