BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will present its annual draft spending plan for Fiscal year 2023 to CPRA Board at its next monthly meeting at the capitol on Jan. 19.

The CPRA Board also seek public input at the open public meeting on Jan. 24, 25, and the 26 in Lake Charles, Thibodaux, and Elmwood in Jefferson Parish, with a virtual Zoom meeting for further input on Jan. 27.

Once finalized, the CPRA Annual Plan will be presented to the Louisiana Legislature for permission to spend identified funds on the designated projects during the fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. 

The plan outlines projects, revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year and projects funding and projects anticipated in the next two fiscal years. The Annual Plan shows progress in following the 50-year framework outlined in CPRA’s Coastal Master Plan.

The Master Plan is updated every 6 years with the latest data and contingencies—to outline a comprehensive suite of projects to maximize protection and restoration within the realistic constraints of funding projections, according to CPRA.

The public can comment in person at the meeting or submit comments in writing via regular mail or by email at coastal@la.gov. For Zoom meetings, comments should be entered into the chat feature or emailed to coastal@la.gov during the Zoom meeting.

Here are the dates and address for the CPRA Board meeting;

  • Monday,  Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
    McNeese State University SEED Center Business Incubator
    Willis Noland Room
    4310 Ryan Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70605

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
    Nicholls State University
    Donald G. Bollinger Student Union Ballroom
    906 E. 1st Street
    Thibodaux, LA 70301
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
    Joseph S. Yenni Building
    Jefferson Parish Council Chambers (2nd Floor)
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
    Elmwood, LA 70123

For more information on CPRA visit costal.la.gov