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CPRA Announces Open Applications for Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund

July 20, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. –The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced it is accepting proposals for the FY 2023 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund, which has dedicated up to $1 million in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration needs.

The funding will allow CPRA to explore public-private partnership opportunities such as grants and donations to support the implementation of high priority projects to advance coastal restoration goals.

Proposals should include a brief description of the project purpose, features, and conceptual design, as well as a map of the project area and a summary of how it meets the selection criteria listed below. Proposals will be accepted until Oct. 21, 2022, and should be no more than two pages in length, including the one-page project map.

Projects will be evaluated and prioritized based on the following criteria: 

  1. Consistency with the objectives of the 2017 State Master Plan
  2. Acreage conserved/restored
  3. Synergy with other conservation and restoration efforts
  4. Project constructability
  5. Matching funds

A selection committee composed of CPRA scientists and engineers will review and evaluate each proposed project based on the listed criteria. Projects selected for funding will be notified by Nov. 18, 2022. Any questions can be directed to Kent Bollfrass at 225-342-4733 or

Proposals should be submitted by Oct. 21, 2022 via mail or email to: 

Kent Bollfrass
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
150 Terrace Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70801