Texas General Land Office selects projects for funding under the Texas Coastal Management program

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Feb 21, 2019

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the selection of nineteen projects for funding under the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Grant Cycle 24, awarding approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state's coastal resources and ensure the long-term ecological and economic productivity of the coast. Applications considered for funding include studies and projects intended to address habitat restoration, coastal erosion, mitigate the effect of coastal erosion, or maintain or enhance beach stability or width.

“The Texas Coast is vital to not only our great state but the nation as a whole," said Commissioner George P. Bush. "The funding provided by the Texas Coastal Management Program will allow our coastline to flourish. Not only is this significant for the management of resources in place, this monumental effort will provide restoration for our beaches that are in desperate need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.”

The CMP focuses on five primary issues of concern to coastal communities: coastal hazards, wetland protection, water quantity and quality, dune protection, and shoreline access. Funding is provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Projects will commence in October of 2019.


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