The responsibility for accepting and administering municipal
trust land has been assigned to the DCCED by state law (AS
44.33.755). The Municipal Land Trustee (MLT) Program, carried out
by DCRA Planning and Land Management staff, performs the functions
required by federal and state law.
The settling of ANCSA 14(c) claims and survey of the land
allows Native village corporations to convey land to individuals,
businesses, non-profit organizations, cities, and the State of
Alaska. These conveyances provide 14(c) land claimants with the
land interest needed to secure funding for development projects.
Many have completed the process and have transferred the land. The
pie chart illustrates the current status of Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act (ANCSA) 14(c) conveyances and DCRA assistance.