06.06.22

Cassidy Announces $14.8 Million for emergency Coastal Resilience

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), will grant Louisiana a total of $14,761,299 in relief for Emergency Coastal Resilience aid. Specifically, this funding will help Lake Chien, Dularge Marsh, and Bayou Grand Chenier better withstand natural disasters.  

“Louisiana knows the importance of protecting and restoring our coastlines,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This investment is a step towards protecting our coastal communities and the families that live in them.”

Grant Awarded

Recipient

Project Description

$5,455,744

Terrebone Parish Consolidated Government 

This grant will provide federal funding for installing a living shoreline in Lake Chien 

$4,280,518

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 

This grant will provide federal funding to increase community resilience through the restoration of Dularge Marsh 

$5,025,037

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority 

This grant will provide federal funding to Bayou Grand Cheniere Marsh Creation 

###