CIAP: Coastal Impact Assistance Program
CIAP is a one billion dollar federal funding program to help oil and gas producing states and their coastal subdivisions mitigate impacts from production on the Outer Continental Shelf (federal areas outside of state jurisdictions).
CIAP will provide approximately $496 million to Louisiana and its 19 coastal parishes. Those parishes will receive 35 percent of the funds and the state will receive 65 percent. Projects funded with this money include marsh rebuilding projects, preservation and restoration of barrier islands, onshore infrastructure, planning, and mitigating damage to fish, wildlife and other natural resources.