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DRAFT Fiscal Year 2025 Annual Plan Available for Review

December 13, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a draft version of the agency’s annual spending plan for Fiscal Year 2025, which runs from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. The plan is the largest single-year investment in Louisiana’s coast to date, with $1.68 billion allotted to the design, engineering, and construction of 121 projects, and ongoing operation, maintenance, and monitoring of an additional 190 completed projects across coastal Louisiana.
Highlights of the FY 2025 Plan:

  • Nearly 90% of funds are dedicated to the construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of CPRA’s projects.
  • Of the 121 total active projects, 16 are in the Southwest Region, 39 are in the South Central Region, and 66 are in the Southeast Region.
  • 17 dredging projects are slated for construction, which will utilize more than 63.8 million cubic yards of sediment to create almost 12,000 acres of new land.
  • This is the first annual plan to be guided by the newly adopted 2023 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA’s most innovative, comprehensive plan yet.

You can view the draft plan online here.

The draft plan will be presented to the public via public hearings from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

January 10, 2024
Joseph S. Yenni Building
Second Floor Council Chambers
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
Jefferson, LA 70123

January 16, 2024
Terrebonne Civic Center
346 Civic Center Road
Houma, LA 70360

Lake Charles
January 17, 2024
Calcasieu Parish School System Assessment Building
1618 Mill Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Participants may share their comments verbally or in writing. All comments heard during the public hearings will be recorded by a court reporter. If, due to a disability, you require special assistance to participate, please contact the CPRA Administrative Assistant, at P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027 or by telephone at (225) 342-7308, at least five working days prior to the hearing.
Interpretation and translation services can also be provided upon request by contacting

Public comments may be submitted for the plan now through February 18, 2024, via email, regular mail, or in person at one of four upcoming public hearings.

Submit Feedback 

  • Send an email to
  • Send comments in writing to CPRA, 150 Terrace Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Attend a public hearing and provide comments during the public comment period