The NPR-A is the nation’s northern most National Petroleum Reserve. It covers 22.5 million federal acres of public land on Alaska’s North Slope. The federal government, through the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, allows for the exploration and development of oil and gas within the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska.
The primary objective of the NPR-A Impact Mitigation Program is to provide eligible municipalities with grants to help mitigate significantly adverse impacts related to oil and gas development within the NPR-A.
“Impacts” means an effect reasonably attributable to NPR-A oil and gas activities on:
Activities that are eligible to receive NPR-A grant funding are limited to:
As required by Alaska Statute, priority is given to those communities experiencing or will experience the most direct or severe impact from oil and gas development.
Each NPR-A grant will be specifically identified as a legislative appropriation.
Division of Community and Regional Affairs Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Location: Fairbanks Phone: 451-2721 Fax: 451-2742 e-mail: Pauletta.Bourne@alaska.gov
Division of Community and Regional Affairs Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Location: Fairbanks Phone: 451-2731Fax: 451-2742 e-mail: Judy.Haymaker@alaska.gov