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Incorporating New Ideas and Information

To ensure the latest project ideas are included for consideration in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA established the New Project Development Program. The program provided opportunities for new projects to be proposed by individuals and organizations, including citizens, academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGOs, landowners, and businesses/industries. New projects could be proposed that build and/or sustain land, provide significant flood risk reduction, address shifts in the coastal landscape, or confront future uncertainty challenges.

For the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA conducted two public solicitation periods and received 155 project ideas from 42 project sponsors. These projects were reviewed by subject matter experts using screening criteria, and 52 of the submitted projects will be evaluated in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.

To view the results of the New Project Development Program and to learn more about the process by which CPRA evaluated the list of candidate projects for consideration in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, please click here.

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