Coastal Impact Assistance Program
The Coastal Impact Assistance Program authorizes the distribution of $960 million to the six Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas producing states to mitigate the impacts of OCS oil and gas activities. CIAP is administered by the United States Department of Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and was established by Section 384 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Act).
Allocation to Alaska
Alaska’s total CIAP allocation is $79,407,444.96. Per the Act, 35 % goes directly to the eight eligible coastal political subdivisions (CPSs) of the state and 65% goes directly to the State.
The CIAP Plan
In accordance with the Act, the State has an approved Alaska CIAP plan that describes the projects the State and CPSs will fund through CIAP and how the state will manage the funds.
BOEMRE approved the December 2010 Amendment to the Alaska CIAP Plan February 4, 2011.
Alaska Legislation Affecting The Plan
The Alaska Legislature, through Senate Bill 75 (CSSB 75(FIN)) appropriated the direct-to-state funding as follows:
- Alaska Department of Natural Resources for state initiated projects (about 47%)
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the Western Alaska Salmon Coalition’s Chum and Sockeye Genetic Identification Program (about 3%)
- Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (Commerce) for an open solicitation from the public (about 30 %)
- Commerce for use by twelve named municipalities and Coastal Resource Service Areas
This distribution is reflected in the December 2010 Amendment to the Alaska CIAP Plan.
CIAP Grants Workpage
Once the plan is approved, DCOM and the CPSs can submit grant applications to BOEMRE for the approved state and CPS projects, respectively. The CIAP Grants Work Page provides grant application information.
PLEASE NOTE: The projects approved in the Alaska CIAP Plan will use all of the CIAP funds allocated to Alaska. There is no opportunity to present new CIAP projects at this time.