For 25 years, the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act has provided the only joint Federal/State coastal restoration effort with a predictable and recurring funding stream designed to restore the vanishing wetlands of coastal Louisiana. The CWPPRA program continues to pursue a full slate of coastal restoration activities, and its progress and experience provide the foundation for restoration supported by one-time funding from various other sources. CWPPRA represents a collaborative effort and is managed by a Task Force comprised of five federal agencies and the State of Louisiana. CWPPRA’s Managing Agencies include:
U.S. Department of the Army – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 6
U.S. Department of Interior – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Commerce – NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
State of Louisiana – Governor’s Office
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is the local cost-share partner that matches 15% of CWPPRA’s federal funding.