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RESTORE Council Approves Louisiana’s $20 million Parish Matching Opportunities Program

June 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — Projects in six Louisiana coastal parishes have been approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to receive a total of $20 million in matching funds through the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Parish Matching Opportunities Program. CPRA has chosen to use a portion of its Spill Impact Component funds under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) to create an incentive program to partner with local parishes to make needed local projects achievable. The parishes will put up a total of $6.1 million as their RESTORE matching portion.