The majority of Alaska Climate Change Impact Mitigation Program (ACCIMP) funds are directed to specific communities identified as imminently threatened by the Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change, Immediate Action Workgroup (IAW). These communities are Shishmaref, Kivalina, Newtok, Koyukuk, Unalakleet and Shaktoolik. The ACCIMP provides non-competitive funding to these communities for Community Planning Grants to address the recommendations for immediate actions made by the IAW in its Recommendations Report to the Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change, April 17, 2008. Based on the scope of the community planning project, communities are eligible for grants of up to $150,000.
Communities who complete Hazard Impact Assessments are also eligible to receive Community Planning Grants, as funding becomes available. Atmautluak and Kipnuk are the most recent communities to receive Community Planning Grants.
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4588 FAX: (907) 269-4066