(a) For purposes of this section--
(1) The term "eligible coastal state' means a coastal state that for any
fiscal year for which a grant is applied for under this section--
(A) has a management program approved under section 306; and
(B) in the judgment of the Secretary, is making satisfactory progress
in activities designed to result in significant improvement in achieving
the coastal management objectives specified in section 303(2)(A) through
(2) The term "urban waterfront and port' means any developed area that
is densely populated and is being used for, or has been used for, urban
residential recreational, commercial, shipping or industrial purposes.
(b) The Secretary may make grants to any eligible coastal state to assist
that state in meeting one or more of the following objectives:
(1) The preservation or restoration of specific areas of the state that
(A) are designated under the management program procedures required
by section 306 (d)(9) because of their conservation recreational, ecological,
or esthetic values, or (B) contain one or more coastal resources of national
significance, or for the purpose of restoring and enhancing shellfish
production by the purchase and distribution of clutch material on publicly
owned reef tracts.
(2) The redevelopment of deteriorating and under-utilized urban waterfronts
and ports that are designated under section 305(b)(3) in the state's management
program as areas of particular concern.
(3) The provision of access of public beaches and other public coastal
areas and to coastal waters in accordance with the planning process required
under section 305(b)(7).
(c)(1) Each grant made by the Secretary under this section shall be subject
to such terms and conditions as may be appropriate to ensure that the grant
is used for purposes consistent with this section.
(2) Grants made under this section may be used for--
(A) the acquisition of fee simple and other interests in land;
(B) low-cost construction projects determined by the Secretary to be
consistent with the purposes of this section, including but not limited
to, paths, walkways, fences, parks, and the rehabilitation of historic
and structures; except that not more than 50 per centum of any grant
made under this section may be used for such construction projects;
(C) in the case of grants made for objectives described in subsection
(i) the rehabilitation or acquisition of piers to provide increased public
use, including compatible commercial activity,
(ii) the establishment of shoreline stabilization measures including the
installation or rehabilitation of bulkheads for the purpose of public safety
or increasing public access and use, and
(iii) the removal or replacement of pilings where such action will provide
increased recreational use of urban waterfront areas, but activities provided
for under this paragraph shall not be treated as construction projects
subject to the limitations in paragraph (B);
(D) engineering designs, specifications, and other appropriate reports;
(E) educational, interpretive, and management costs and such other related
costs as the Secretary determines to be consistent with the purposes
of this section.
(d)(1) The Secretary may make grants to any coastal state for the purpose
of carrying out the project or purpose for which such grants are awarded,
if the state matches any such grant according to the following ratios of
Federal to state contribution for the applicable fiscal year: 4 to 1 for
fiscal 1986; 2.3 to 1 for fiscal year 1987; 1.5 to 1 for fiscal year 1988;
and 1 to 1 for each fiscal year after fiscal year 1988.
(2) Grants provided under this section may be used to pay a coastal state's
share of costs required under any other Federal program that is consistent
with the purposes of this section.
(3) The total amount of grants made under this section to any eligible
coastal state for any fiscal year may not exceed an amount equal to 10
per centum of the total amount appropriated to carry out this section for
such fiscal year.
(e) With the approval of the Secretary, an eligible coastal state may allocate
to a local government, an areawide agency designated under section 204 of
the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966, a regional
agency, or an interstate agency, a portion of any grant made under this section
for the purpose of carrying out this section; except that such an allocation
shall not relieve that state of the responsibility for ensuring that any
funds so allocated are applied in furtherance of the state's approved
(f) In addition to providing grants under this section, the Secretary shall
assist eligible coastal states and their local governments in
identifying and obtaining other sources of available Federal technical and
financial assistance regarding the objectives of this section.