Coastal Impact Assistance

The intent of the program is to disburse funding to eligible producing states and coastal political subdivisions for the purpose of conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas including wetlands; mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural resources; planning assistance and the administrative
costs of complying with these objectives; implementation of a federally-approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan; and mitigation of the impact of outer Continental Shelf activities through funding of onshore infrastructure projects and public service needs.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: F17AF00013 provided funding for the County of Monterey, California to update its coastal management plan.

Fiscal Year 2018: NA ? this program is no longer active.

Fiscal Year 2019: NA ? this program is no longer active.

Grants for this Program


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Nueces, County Of $ 673,324   2011-07-292021-09-30
Jefferson, County Of $ 2,736,222   2015-11-192017-08-31
General Land Office, Texas $ 6,569,750   2012-09-012017-08-31
County Of Harrison $ 73,742   2009-08-242017-06-30
St Martin, Parish Of (inc) $ 1,712,870   2011-01-012017-06-30
General Land Office, Texas $ 2,041,371   2012-05-012017-06-30
County Of Harrison $ 5,037,690   2012-03-092017-06-15
Matagorda, County Of $ 973,605   2012-09-192017-05-31
St Martin, Parish Of (inc) $ 3,328,828   2011-05-092017-05-31
Conservation & Natural Resources, Alabama Dept Of $ 505,000   2012-08-302017-04-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: 1 new award issued during FY17. Fiscal Year 2018: NA ? this program is no longer active. Fiscal Year 2019: NA ? this program is no longer active.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The intent of the program is to disburse funding to eligible producing states and coastal political subdivisions for the purpose of conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas including wetlands; mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural resources; planning assistance and the administrative costs of complying with these objectives; implementation of a federally-approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan; and mitigation of the impact of outer Continental Shelf activities through funding of onshore infrastructure projects and public service needs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States eligible to receive funding are Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and 67 coastal political subdivisions among the six States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The producing coastal states, their eligible coastal political subdivisions, and the public will ultimately benefit from the program.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Prior to submitting any grant applications, an eligible State must submit a State Plan that provides detail on how a State and its Coastal Political Subdivisions (CPS) will use the CIAP funds and implement the State plan.

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on this process when applying for assistance and on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The OMB SF 424 application forms must be used for this program. Applications are submitted electronically through Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) provides a notice of award to the recipient.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended; 31 U.S.C. 6301-6305.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

FWS will have 30-60 days to notify the State in writing that the Plan or amendment is approved, disapproved, or remains under review (in which case the Plan or amendment is neither approved nor disapproved). FWS will have 30-60 days to review projects submitted by the State or the coastal political divisions and notify applicant of approval/disapproval.

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

Proposals are submitted for a project period. Projects that were approved and funded during the previous project period may be submitted again in subsequent project periods.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: In accordance with the language of the Act, no State will receive less than 1 percent of the $250 million to be disbursed per year. The CIAP Program does not require recipients to cost share or match CIAP funds. Of the percentage received by a State, 65 percent remains with the State, and 35 percent is awarded to the coastal political subdivisions. Maintenance of effort requirements is not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will normally be awarded for 12-month periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation or special award terms.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A performance report is required for each grant award annually within 90 days after the anniversary date or within 90 days of the end of the grant.

A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required for each grant award annually within 90 days after the anniversary date or within 90 days of the end of the grant.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance of each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Cost records must be maintained separately for each grant. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission of the final Financial Status Report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5579-0-2-306.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 17 $7,114,625; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17: $7,114,625.87; FY18: $0.00; FY19: $0.00 FY17 was the last active year for this program. CFDA should remain active to allow Bureau to close all currently open awards and report any associated amendments to government-wide systems that require the identification of an active CFDA number as a key reporting element.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$20,000 - $20,000,000; average $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2156

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for approving proposals are identified in the Coastal Impact Assistance Program Guidelines authorizing legislation and the annual program announcement found on Grants.gov.


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