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Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act provides grants for the implementation
of the ACMP and approved district coastal management programs.
These funds support the ACMP’s day-to-day operations.


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Photo source: Mark St. Amour

The State of Alaska receives funding for the Alaska Coastal Management Program from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.  Coastal management funding to Alaska coastal districts comes primarily from two programs: Section 306 and Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). The Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) awards and administers coastal district grants.

Alaska must match CZMA Section 306 money dollar for dollar. The match is met through state agency general funds and coastal district in-kind non-federal funds. In FY10, coastal districts will receive $710,000 in Section 306 funds, which the districts have been asked to match with $265,000 cash and/or in-kind contributions. This money funds the development and implementation of district coastal management programs, required tasks, and special projects.  
Forms Needed Type of Form
Section 306 Required Tasks
Progress Report - Muncipality
Word Document
Section 306 Required Tasks
Progress Report - CRSA
Word Document
Section 306 Required Tasks
Annual Report Form
Word Document
Section 306 Required Tasks
Annual Report Form
Adobe Acrobat
Section 306 Required Tasks
Financial Report Form
Federal Section 306 CZM Links
Section 306 of the Federal CZMA
Coastal Zone Management Act
Federal Coastal Management Program

When it receives ACMP grant funds for its coastal management program, a coastal district is required to perform several important functions, including:

  • Participation in project consistency reviews
  • Municipal implementation of coastal district policies
  • Grant reporting, and
  • ACMP coordination and outreach within the coastal district.

Required tasks grants also include funds to attend coastal management conferences and regional workshops. The required tasks are the same for all coastal districts. The DCRA considers the following items to guide the distribution of required task funds:

  • Implementation responsibilities of the coastal district being funded (CRSA or municipal district);
  • Other mechanisms or financial ability to support implementation of its program;
  • Type of municipal coastal district (borough or city);
  • Population; and
  • Amount of permit activity occurring in the coastal district.

Section 306 grants are administered on a cost-reimbursable basis by State fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Coastal districts who have received Section 306 grant awards are required to report on project performance and grant expenditures on a quarterly basis.

For more information about
ACMP Section 306 Required Tasks Grants contact
Ruth St. Amour, Development Specialist
Phone: 907-269-4527 Fax: 907-269-4539.
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