March 27, 2017
Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces that the
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) and the U.S.
Department of Treasury (Treasury) have both accepted the CPRA’s First Amended
Multiyear Implementation and State Expenditure Plan (RESTORE Plan) under the
Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived
Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). This plan describes
how the state intends to spend its total allocation of $811.9 million over 15 years from
both the Spill Impact Component and the Direct Component of the Gulf Coast
Restoration Trust Fund (RESTORE Trust Fund). With the plan officially accepted by
both agencies, CPRA can now apply for grants to begin implementing the important
projects and programs described in the plan.