Ohio Office of Coastal Management
The Office of Coastal Management has three funding sources. OCM does note receive General Revenue Funds.
The 34 federally approved state and territory Coastal Zone Management Programs receive federal funds to assist with their efforts to protect, restore and responsibly develop the nation's important and diverse coastal communities and resources.
The annual fiscal year award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to all coastal states and territories for implementation of their Coastal Zone Management Programs is approximately $67 million. This includes the funding for implementation of coastal nonpoint pollution control programs.
Approximately 50 percent of the $2 million in federal funds NOAA annually provides to Ohio are passed through to other state or local entities in the form of grants to assist with protecting and managing coastal resources. The other half support the work of the Office of Coastal Management.
By using both federal and state funds, the Coastal Management Program strengthens the capabilities of each partner to address coastal issues.
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Federal Grant from NOAA
Ohio receives approximately $2 million annually from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement the federally approved Ohio Coastal Management Program. This money must be matched with non-federal funds on a 1:1 basis. A portion of this funding is used to award communities grants under the Coastal Management Assistance Grants program. NOAA's federal funding falls into the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Sections 306/306A, 309 and 310.
Mining Royalties - Fund #5140
This funding comes from royalties collected from companies mining salt under Lake Erie and from the mining of sand and gravel from the bed of Lake Erie. The amount of funding is generally based on the quantity mined (see Ohio Revised Code Section 1506.41). Resources from this fund are matched to the annual NOAA grant.
Lease Payments - Fund #6970
This revenue is from Submerged Lands Leases for projects occupying the territory of Lake Erie (see Ohio Revised Code Section 1056.11). Fifty percent of collected rentals are returned to the local jurisdiction (village, city, county or port authority). OCM staff process the invoicing for approximately 850 leases, collect the revenue and then disburse to the local communities their share of the funds. Resources from this fund are matched to the annual NOAA grant.
Total SFY 2011 funding: $4,497,193
Fund = Amount
CZM Section 306 = $1,891,000
CZM Section 309 = $180,000
CZM Section 310 = $40,000
Fund #5140 = $1,677,712
Fund #6970 (total) = $708,481
TOTAL (above numbers) = $4,497,193
Fund #6970 (after disbursement to locals) = $356,626
TOTAL (minus disbursement to locals) = $4,145,338
State Fiscal Year 2011 ended July 1, 2012.
Total SFY 2012 funding: *
Fund = Amount
CZM Section 306 = $1,746,000
CZM Section 309 = $183,000
Fund #5140 = *
Fund #6970 (total) = *
TOTAL (above numbers) = *
Fund #6970 (after disbursement to locals) = *
TOTAL (minus disbursement to locals) = *
* will not be known until the end of the fiscal year.
State Fiscal Year 2012 began July 1, 2012 and will ended June 30, 2013.