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Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program


The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will hold a Harbor PEC meeting to score and rank applications for the Harbor Facility Grant program. Monday, December 11, 2023, starting at 3:00 PM and ending at 4:00 PM. For more information, please visit the Online Public Notice at:


The Governor's Budget for 2023-2024 has passed! Under the Governor's enacted budget for SFY2024, $5,500,000 has been allocated to the Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program and $4,000,000 of the SFY2024 program budget request was vetoed. The Department has identified additional funding for total award amount of $5,989,138. The DOT Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program is able to award both highest ranked Tier I and II grants and partially award the other Tier II project submitted. Congratulations to all the Awardees this year, and thanks to all the Applicants who applied!

Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program
Notice of Grant Awards




Project Name (Listed by Tier and Score)
Grant Funds
Project Awarded
Grant Funds
1 187.8 I City of Wrangell Meyer's Chuck $1,092,138.06 Yes $1,092,138.06
1 117.7 II City of Whittier Boat Harbor $4,500,000.00 Yes $4,500,000.00
2 85.3 II City & Borough of Sitka Fisherman's Float $2,644,677.00 Partially $397,000.00
      Total Budget Requested $9,500,000    
      Governor's Veto, SFY2023 Budget $4,000,000    
      Governors Enacted Budget, SFY2023 - Approved Funds $5,500,000 Total Budget with
Approved Additional
Funding from Department

Municipal Harbor Facility Grants 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 Grants 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


HARBOR FACILITY GRANTS PROGRAM - FY2025 Grant Cycle Closed August 4, 2023

The FY2025 Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program Call For Projects closed Friday, August 4, 2023. Information about the FY2026 grant cycle will be posted Spring 2024.

Link to Online Public Notice

Please refer to the FY2025 Application Packet, Instructions and Scoring Criteria available here for more information. 

Please reach out to the DOT Municipal Harbor Facility Grants Program at or (907) 465-8769 with questions.

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
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.