Erosion of Texas Beaches is a real problem.
The purpose of the CEPRA Program is to implement coastal erosion response projects and related studies to reduce the effects of and to understand the processes of coastal erosion as it continues to threaten public beaches, natural resources, coastal development, public infrastructure, and public and private property. Under CEPRA, the General Land Office (GLO) implements erosion response projects and studies through collaboration and a matching funds partnership with federal, state, and local governments, non-profit organizations and other potential project partners.
If the Legislature appropriates funding, the CEPRA program provides funding on a biennial basis for the following types of projects and studies, with priority given to projects that include construction of an erosion response solution during the biennium.
The following types of projects are generally considered for funding:
- beach nourishment on both Gulf of Mexico and bay beaches
- shoreline stabilization
- habitat restoration and protection
- dune restoration
- beneficial uses of dredged material for beach nourishment, habitat restoration, etc.
- coastal erosion related studies and investigations
- demonstration projects
- structure relocation and debris removal