Project Ideas Requested for the Louisiana Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas for evaluation and possible inclusion in the Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, which will be submitted to the Louisiana legislature in 2023.

CPRA is the state entity with the authority to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal master plan to reduce storm surge flood impact, restore natural resources, and build land to protect critical energy infrastructure.

Academia, parishes, elected officials, agencies, NGOs, landowners, business/industry, and citizens may all submit ideas. Emphasis should be on projects that factor in sea level rise, contribute to maintaining estuarine gradients in future decades, and provide storm-surge based risk reduction to a community or region. New project development program guidelines and criteria can be viewed here.

Proposals are due by March 1, 2019, delivered in pdf format to or mailed to 2023 Coastal Master Plan Project Development Program, P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70804. The proposals should include a cover sheet with contact information, up to three pages for project description, up to two pages for project attributes and one page for a map.

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An informational webinar on the project solicitation will be held October 17. To register click here.