The Coastal Impact Assistance Program or CIAP (pronounced “sea-app”) is closed to new applications. Previously awarded projects must be completed and funding spent by December 31, 2016. At this time, additional funding has not been allocated.
In 2007 the U.S. Congress allocated over $109 million in CIAP funds to the State of Texas through U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. CIAP is funded by the royalties from offshore oil and gas leases in federal waters and supports a total of 93 State projects. Projects focus on remediating the impact of offshore oil and gas exploration. The diverse nature of projects, ranging from sea turtle conservation to marsh restoration to research, enhance the Texas coastline in the 18 coastal counties from Sabine Pass to the Rio Grande.
CIAP funds must be used in the 18 coastal counties of Texas to support the following projects and activities:
Typically, the Land Office administers CIAP grants through a sub-contract with the grant applicant. The Land Office provides form templates, instructions, and examples to help grant applicants meet contract requirements. Learn More.
Coastal Land Advisory Board
State CIAP projects are managed by the Coastal Land Advisory Board, chaired by the Texas Land Commissioner. Learn More.