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Harbor Facility Grant Program

The State of Alaska is blessed with one of the finest public harbors systems in the country. Our magnificent coastline and bountiful marine resources make our harbors vitally important to Alaskans and our communities.


To provide financial assistance to municipal or regional housing authority owned harbor facilities, the Alaska Legislature passed landmark legislation in 2006 establishing a new 50/50 matching grant program called the Harbor Facility Grant Program. This grant program will go a long way towards recapitalizing local government’s harbor infrastructure and furthering the sustainability of Alaska’s public harbor system.


This grant program is funded on an annual basis at the discretion of the Alaska Legislature and consists of two tiers, Tier I and II. The first tier has priority and consists of major maintenance and repair of a harbor facility that was previously owned by the state and now is locally owned. The second tier consists of all other harbor facilities and those harbor facilities which have already received a Tier I grant. A harbor facility may only receive one Tier I grant but is eligible for multiple Tier II grants.

Reference Alaska Statute AS 29.60.800

City of Seward Harbor - Seward, Alaska
City of Seward Harbor - Seward, Alaska
City of Cordova Port and Harbor - Cordova, Alaska
City of Cordova Port and Harbor - Cordova, Alaska
Auke Bay Small Boat Harbor - Juneau, Alaska
Auke Bay Small Boat Harbor - Juneau, Alaska

Latest News

The Governor’s budget has allocated $6,729,988 in state funds for the FY2022 Municipal Harbor Grants Program. The funding has been allocated to applicants based on a Tiered and ranked scoring system, with results below.

FY2022 Municipal Harbor Grants Program
Notice of Funding Awards
Rank Applicant Tier Score Awarded Grant Amount
Grant Amount
1 City of Cordova I 152.6 YES $5,000,000 $5,000,000
2 City of Seward II 122.6 YES $1,729,988 $1,729,988
3 City & Borough of Juneau (Aurora Phase 3) II 121.4 NO $2,000,000 $0
4 City & Borough of Sitka (Eliason Harbor) II 119.6 NO $1,760,000 $0
5 City of Sand Point (Float A) II 116.8 NO $3,560,000 $0
Total $14,049,988 $6,729,988
The FY23 Harbor Facility Grant Program application period is now open!
The current grant cycle opens June 16th, 2021 and closes August 16th, 2021.

As of June 22, 2021, the new ICAP rate has been changed to 6.78%. Please make note of this change, which has also been updated on the downloadable application below.

For more information, contact the Statewide Program Development, Juneau Planning Field Office at (907) 465-1776.