Coastal program issues grants

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska coastal communities and nonprofit organizations were awarded $3 million in grants through the federally funded and state-managed Coastal Impact Assistance Program.

Under the program's competitive grant program, Alaska received a one-time allocation of $7.9 million to deal with coastal issues. The state set aside $3 million for a competitive grant program to fund projects in coastal communities.

There were 56 projects funded. Twenty-two Alaska coastal communities and 24 community-based nonprofit organizations received grants.

Projects that received grants include marine debris removal near Craig and in the Pribilof Islands, a whale observation station in Kodiak, coastal trail reconstruction in Sitka and coastal education projects from Ketchikan to Barrow.

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