Commissioners Court - Special Meeting   4. B. 1.          
Meeting Date: 11/27/2012  
Accept 2008 CIAP Grant Administration award
Department: Grants Department

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Grants Administration Support Project, as part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
BACKGROUND
The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) is intended to assist coastal states and coastal political subdivisions within those states that have either supported or been impacted in some measure, directly or indirectly, from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas exploration and development activities. CIAP is funded with federal royalties generated from offshore oil and gas leases. The CIAP program was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Two hundred and fifty million dollars will be divided annually from fiscal years 2007 through 2010 among the coastal states of Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
DISCUSSION
Administrative costs are allowable expenses under the CIAP Program. A significant amount of resources and staff time was dedicated to project planning, coordination, and writing grants for the Nueces County section of the state plan.

The total amount of the grant award is $37,476.03 and there is no match required. This project was included as part of the 2008 CIAP grant allocation projects. The grant period will run from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.

Attachments
Award Letter