January 29, 2024
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) today announced recipients of its 2024 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund awards. The Partnership Fund is an annual funding opportunity that delivers on-the-ground restoration while also increasing collaboration with non-governmental/non-profit organizations, parish governments, and private entities.
“The work necessary to protect and restore Louisiana’s coast cannot be achieved by CPRA alone. The partnerships we have with coastal parish governments, NGOs, academic institutions, and organizations committed to the same goals as our agency are invaluable to our efforts,” said CPRA Board Chairman Bren Haase. “The Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund awards allow us to foster these partnerships to advance our mission of coastal protection and restoration by implementing and expediting vital projects along our coast.”
This year the Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund offered a total of $1,000,000 for matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration needs. The following organizations have been awarded Partnership Fund grants in 2024 for the projects listed below:
Projects are evaluated and prioritized based on their consistency with the objectives of the 2023 State Master Plan, acreage conserved/restored, synergy with other conservation/restoration efforts, project constructability, and the matching funds available.
Since the program’s inception in 2008, CPRA has partnered with more than 17 organizations and awarded over $13 million. Additionally, partners have leveraged the state contributions with over $23 million in matching dollars. This funding supports the implementation of high priority projects and advances coastal restoration goals at the local, regional, and statewide level.
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