Public meetings scheduled for Coastal Annual Plan (FY 2025)

Update (1/16/24):
Due to hazardous weather conditions, CPRA has cancelled the meetings scheduled January 16 in Houma and January 17 in Lake Charles. We’ll provide an update if those meetings are rescheduled.
You can still join the virtual meeting on Thursday, January 18.


The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released the Draft Fiscal Year 2025 Annual Plan a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activities, and implementation schedules.

The $1.68 billion annual plan marks the largest investment in Louisiana’s coast in a single year to date The funds will be applied to the design, engineering, and construction of 121 projects, and ongoing operation, maintenance, and monitoring of an additional 190 completed projects across coastal Louisiana.

Highlights of the FY 2025 Annual Plan:

  • An overwhelming majority (nearly 90%) of funds are dedicated to the construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of coastal projects.
  • 83 of the 121 total active projects will be in the construction phase, accounting for $1.3 billion for construction alone – benefiting over 160,000 acres and building 122 miles of levees.
  • Breakdown of the 121 projects by region include: 16 in Southwest La, 39 in South Central La, and 66 in Southeast La.
  • 17 dredging projects will build nearly 12,000 acres of new land.

The following public hearings have been scheduled to hear about the plan and provide feedback:

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 
5:30-7:30 pm
Joseph S. Yenni Building (Second Floor Council Chambers)
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
Jefferson, LA 70123

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Terrebonne Civic Center
346 Civic Center Blvd.
Houma, LA 70360

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Calcasieu Parish School Board
1618 Mill Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Thursday, January 18, 2024
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Join by phone: 1 (309) 205-3325
Meeting ID: 870 5529 6334

The Draft FY 2025 Annual can be revied at The deadline for public comments is February 18, 2024.

Public comment can be submitted in person at the hearing(s) in writing or verbally. Public comment during the virtual meeting may be submitted via the Zoom chat feature. Public comments may also be emailed to or mailed to:
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Public Comments
150 Terrace Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

For a quick and easy way to send a message to CPRA about the Annual Plan, you can take action at the link below. There, you can edit the comments to add any additional thoughts on the plan or any particular projects of interest to you.

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