April 29, 2022

Cassidy Announces $112 Million in GOMESA Coastal Restoration Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) will allocate Louisiana a total of $111,822,094.65 in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding. GOMESA requires Louisiana, along with Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas, to use the dollars for coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects as well as for projects important for conservation of fish, wildlife, or other natural resources.

“Our state and coastal communities understand the importance of protecting and restoring our coastline,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is important to balance protecting our coastal environment and south Louisiana families with preserving U.S. energy security.”

Last year, Cassidy introduced the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act which would expand GOMESA to create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee later held a subcommittee hearing to consider Cassidy’s RISEE Act.

A full breakdown of funding by parish is below:

State of Louisiana 


Assumption Parish 


Calcasieu Parish 


Cameron Parish 


Iberia Parish 


Jefferson Parish 


Lafourche Parish 


Livingston Parish 


Orleans Parish 


Plaquemines Parish 


St Bernard Parish 


St Charles Parish 


St James Parish 


St John the Baptist Parish 


St Martin Parish 


St Mary Parish 


St Tammany Parish 


Tangipahoa Parish 


Terrebonne Parish 


Vermilion Parish