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Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) - Around $1 million in federal funding is awarded annually to eligible "Coastal Districts" (municipalities and Coastal Resource Services Areas) for coastal management activities and community planning assistance. The amounts awarded annually range from $38,250 for large boroughs, to $17,800 for small boroughs, to $6,000 for cities. Applications are sent to eligible coastal districts in March each year, and are due in April. Contact Peter McKay or Sally Russell Cox.

Alaska Salmon Marketing Grants  The State of Alaska has awarded nearly $9 million in 2004 for the Alaska Salmon Marketing Grant Program. The awards are part of the Governor’s $50 million Fisheries Revitalization Strategy, a multi-faceted plan that includes, among other things, an aggressive, domestic and international marketing program for wild Alaska salmon. For more information, contact or Kevin O'Sullivan, at the Office of Economic Development.

Capital Matching Grants- FY 2004 funding for this program ($15 million) was vetoed by the Governor on June 12, 2003. See the Governor's letter to municipalities or contact Debi Kruse.

Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) - the federal CIAP authorized one-time special assistance to seven states with offshore oil activities. $3.3 million has been awarded through NOAA to 56 projects in Alaska for education, conservation, restoration, enhancement or protection of coastal and marine areas. Applications are no longer being accepted. Contact Sally Russell Cox.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) - the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development funds competitive grants to municipalities with at least 51% "low-to-moderate income" population. Approximately $2.8 million is available annually to eligible municipalities (except Anchorage and Fairbanks) for public facilities and planning activities that address issues detrimental to the health and safety of local residents or reduce the costs of essential community services. Maximum award amount is $850,000. Applications must be received by December 4, 2009. Contact Jill Davis.

Community Food and Nutrition Grant - federal funds between $2,500 and $15,000 annually are provided to coordinate existing private and public food assistance resources at the statewide level, and to identify and initiate new programs to alleviate hunger in the state. The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness is the sole eligible recipient. Contact Jill Davis.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) - federal funds nearing $2.3 million annually are provided to reduce and/or prevent poverty through community-based educational activities which lead to a greater degree of self-sufficiency. The State's only Community Action Agency, RurAL CAP, is the sole eligible recipient. Contact Jill Davis.

Fisheries Business Tax - This program provides for an annual sharing of state fisheries business license fees and taxes collected outside of municipal boundaries by Department of Revenue to municipalities that can demonstrate they suffered significant effects from fisheries business activities. Applications are mailed to eligible municipalities by September each year; they are due by December 15. Contact Bill Rolfzen.

Fisheries Economic Development Matching Grants
This program is part of Governor Murkowski’s Fisheries Revitalization Strategy. Fisheries Economic Development Matching Grants are intended to assist communities in the Southeast, Central, A-Y-K, and Westward fishing regions that have been impacted by the downturn in the fishing industry. These one-time grants have been awarded for new, expansion of, or improvements to fisheries-related infrastructure projects, economic development projects, or businesses. The list of awards made in January 2004 is available here. For more information, contact Kevin O'Sullivan, at the Office of Economic Development.

Fisheries Landing Tax - This program provides for an annual sharing of state fisheries landing taxes collected on floating fisheries outside of municipal boundaries by Department of Revenue to municipalities that can demonstrate they suffered significant effects from fisheries business activities. Applications are mailed to eligible municipalities by September each year; they are due by December 15. Contact Bill Rolfzen.

Flood Mitigation Assistant Grant (FMA) - This FEMA-funded program is for developing flood mitigation plans and flood mitigation projects in communities that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Applications are available upon request. Contact Taunnie Boothby.

Legislative Grants - These grants are awarded by the Legislature, with final approval by the Governor, and are delegated to a specific department for administration. Apply to your state senator and representative. FY 2004 grants to named recipients were vetoed by the Governor on June 12, 2003. Contact Debi Kruse.

Applications are available on the internet and are due in the Fairbanks Office, 211 Cushman, Fairbanks, AK 99701 by 4:00 PM on July 21, 2006 . Contact Jill Davis or Jo Grove with questions.

National Forest Receipts (NFR) - 25% of the income earned from U.S. Forest Service activities within the Chugach and Tongass National Forest is distributed to 9 boroughs, 17 cities, 4 Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAAs), and the Metlakatla Reservation. Approximately $9 million is available annually. Applications are mailed to eligible applicants on July 1, and must be returned by December 15. Contact Bill Rolfzen.

National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA) Grants The U.S. Department of the Interior refunds a portion of fees received as a result of oil development in the reserve to the State of Alaska. These funds are made available as grants to mitigate adverse impacts due to oil development. Applications were due November 15, 2009. Click here for NPR-A Annual Report, Issued 1/09. Contact Jill Davis.

Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) - The federal PILT program provides payments to local governments that contain certain federally-owned lands known as "entitlement lands". PILT payments are intended to help offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal lands within municipal boundaries. The U.S. Department of Interior administers PILT payments to boroughs, and Commerce administers federal PILT payments to cities within the unorganized borough. In FY03, $5,267,071 was provided to the unorganized borough. Eligible applicants are notified of the administrative requirements by August each year; a resolution, budget and audit must be submitted by October 1. Contact Bill Rolfzen.

Safe Communities Program - FY 2004 funding for this program ($12.5 million) was vetoed by the Governor on June 12, 2003. See the Governor's letter to municipalities or contact Bill Rolfzen.

Small Municipality Energy Assistance Program

State Revenue Sharing (SRS) - FY 2004 funding for this program ($9.6 million) was vetoed by the Governor on June 12, 2003. See the Governor's letter to municipalities or contact Bill Rolfzen.

Temporary Fiscal Relief (FY04) - To help weather the loss of State Revenue Sharing, Safe Communities and Capital Matching grants, special "one time" federal funds were provided under the "Fiscal Relief Program." Small communities received a minimum payment of $40,000 in FY04. Regulations and payments are available. For more information, contact Bill Rolfzen.

For information on other state, federal and private grants and technical assistance programs, see the Economic Development Resource Guide.

For a comprehensive list of all Division grants and shared revenues awarded to a specific community, see the Community Funding Database.

For a list of most state and federal capital improvements in a specific community, see the RAPIDS Capital Project Database.