November 29, 2023

Cassidy Announces $9.3 Million for Coastal Restoration, Resiliency from His Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $9,337,300.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for coastal restoration and resiliency. 

“Protecting our coastline and building resiliency against future storms is a top priority,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Because I had a seat at the table for the Infrastructure Law, there are dollars coming to Louisiana to protect our coastal communities.”

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$6,251,900.00Ducks UnlimitedThis grant will provide federal funding to construct 10,000 linear feet of living shoreline and 88,650 linear feet of earthen marsh terraces along Highway 1 in Lafourche Parish.
$1,142,500.00Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration AuthorityThis grant will provide federal funding to perform an assessment and preliminary design of living shoreline features in Orleans Parish.
$885,600.00Lowlander CenterThis grant will provide federal funding to address increased flood risk and wind damage from recent storms.
$607,300.00Grand Isle Independent Levee DistrictThis grant will provide federal funding to develop a marsh and mangrove restoration project for Bayou Thunder and Bay Ronfleur.
$450,000.00Pontchartrain ConservancyThis grant will provide federal funding to draft a coastal resilience plan.