Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)

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.
Examples of Funded Projects

A Coastal Impact Assistance Program is managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It was a one-year (2001) disbursement of $150 million to 7 states and 147 coastal political subdivisions.

It was enacted with language similar to that guiding the CIAP presently under MMS direction.

"Bayou Lamoque Floodgate Removal," Remove existing floodgates from a freshwater introduction structure to allow for the unimpeded flow of water from the Mississippi River into Bayou Lamoque and the surrounding marshes.

This will create approximately 620 acres of new march over 20 years providing the coastline needed buffering and reduction in coastline erosion.

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.

Office - Alaska: MMS Regional CIAP Representative, Minerals Management Service, OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503; Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas: MMS Regional CIAP Representative, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, MS 5400, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123; California: MMS Regional CIAP Representative, Minerals Management Service, Pacific OCS Region, 770 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo, California 93010 .