Planning and Land Management

Community Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CCIAP)

Projects to conserve, protect, or restore coastal areas of communities throughout Alaska.

The federal Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) authorizes funds to be distributed to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas producing states to mitigate the impacts of OCS oil and gas activities through projects that benefit the coastal environment. The State of Alaska is a recipient of federal CIAP funds.

The Alaska Legislature appropriated approximately one-half of the State of Alaska’s CIAP funds to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) for grants to named recipient boroughs and regions in the Unorganized Borough, and to publicly-solicited applicants.

DCCED's Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) administers the department's CIAP funds as the Community Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CCIAP) for the community-based focus of the program, to distinguish from the appropriations to the Departments of Fish and Game and Natural Resources.

The CCIAP comprises two programs established by appropriations of Alaska's 26th Legislature to DCCED:

  1. THE PUBLIC SOLICITATION PROGRAM, competitively solicited projects to benefit Alaska’s coastal environment being conducted by local governments (tribes and municipalities), non-profits, and post-secondary educational organizations; and
  2. THE NAMED RECIPIENT PROGRAM, projects to benefit Alaska’s coastal environment being conducted by Legislatively-named municipalities and designees of former Coastal Resource Service Areas.

DCRA provides technical assistance to all CCIAP grantees for project management, planning, and grant administration.


CCIAP Program Documents and Links

For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 269-4588 Fax (907)269-4066
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov