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RESTORE Council awards first grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Barrier Island Project

September 30, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). This project is the first of seven projects the RESTORE Council has selected for funding under its Initial Funded Priorities List that will directly benefit Louisiana. West Grand Terre is located immediately northeast of Grand Isle at the mouth of the Barataria Basin.