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Coastal Management - Access Grant Recipients

Coastal Management

Access Grant Recipients

The Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program awards grants annually to local governments for access projects.  Eligible access projects include, but are not limited to, land acquisition, construction and improvements to access sites, urban waterfront development, reconstruction of damaged or aging facilities, and offsite parking designated for an existing public access. 

Types of access sites:

  • Local sites, which consist of pedestrian paths and dune crossovers that lead to the beach or waterfront;

  • Neighborhood sites, which provide parking, dune crossovers and litter receptacles;

  • Regional and multi-regional sites, which are larger and provide parking, restrooms and other facilities;

  • Urban waterfront sites, which establish boardwalk areas, shoreline stabilization, and the placement of pilings for the purpose of public safety and increased access and use of the urban waterfront.

Grant Award Recipients
The projects listed below have been awarded a grant and are currently under contract with the Division of Coastal Management.  This is a representation of the types of grants that have been awarded within the last three years. 

Local Government

Project Name

Grant Requests

Total Cost
w/ Match

Ahoskie

Recreational Land Acquisition Phase II

$96,017

$106,685

Bayboro

Bayboro Waterfront Park Phase III

$16,750

$23,398

Carteret County

Cedar Point Acquisition

$300,000

$850,000

Edenton*

Public Waterfront Renovation

$11,466

$15,288

Emerald Isle*  **

Town Boat Acquisition

$358,750

$858,750

Hertford*

Lower Perquimans River Kayak/Canoe Launch

$7,720

$10,292

Jacksonville*

Sturgeon City

$300,000

$400,000

Kure Beach

Oceanfront Park Acquisition

$600,000

$3,625,080

Leland

Mill Creek Land Acquisition

$255,000

$300,000

Morehead City*

Newport River Access Boat Ramp

$600,000

$767,000

New Bern*

Union Point Parkway

$122,440

$170,990

New Hanover County

Ft. Fisher Basin Regional Access Improvements

$200,000

$264,500

Oak Island

Yaupon Pier Acquisition

$300,000

$1,008,000

Onslow County*

Oakhurst Nature Park Kayak/Canoe Launch

$52,275

$69,700

Pamlico County

Styrontown Beach Access Pier

$25,376

$33,837

Perquimans County

Perquimans Community Center Pier/Kayak Acc

$81,000

$108,000

Plymouth

Plymouth Waterfront Restoration Phase #I

$113,085

$125,650

Surf City

Surf City Family Park Pier

$216,000

$288,000

Swansboro*

Moore Street Park

$71,100

$94,800

Topsail Beach

Trout Ave. Acquisition

$61,625

$82,050


* Under contract, but project not completed as of May 31, 2010

** Project includes participation with the Wildlife Resources Commission.

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