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The Texas General Land Office has created a user-friendly, online database to find information about the many projects receiving funding along the Texas coast.

You can search by primary funding source or choose from many filtering options.  If you have any questions, please contact staff listed on this page.

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The Texas General Land Office is able to maximize state funding for coastal projects by seeking matching funds from local and federal partners. The Land Office has already secured more than five times the $25 million appropriated by the state Legislature for upcoming coastal projects, for a total of $135.4 million.

The job of protecting our coast is one that requires commitment at all levels, from local governments and private organizations, all the way up to the federal government.

star Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA)
Since 2000, the Texas General Land Office’s Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program has received $62 million in state funding and another $62 million in matching funds from federal and local governments. That was enough to fund more than 200 coastal erosion projects. Learn More

star Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)
Another big funding source is the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, which will provide more than $168 million to Texas. This money comes from the federal government as compensation for damages caused by drilling in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn More

star Coastal Management Program (CMP)
Managed by the Land Office, the CMP awards about $2.2 million annually in grants. Its goal is to ensure the long-term environmental and economic health of the Texas coast. Learn More

star Beach Maintenance Reimbursement Fund (BMR)
The Beach Maintenance Reimbursement Fund Program administered by the Land Office typically allocates $750,000 per year to help communities keep their beaches in good shape. That’s about $8.5 million over the last 10 years. Learn More

star Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)
Communities can also apply for funding from the federal CELCP through the Land Office. Texas can seek up to three of these projects per year, with federal grants for any single project not to exceed $3 million. Learn More

Other Funding Sources

NOAA Community Based Restoration Program

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program

Five Star Restoration Program

Gulf of Mexico Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Fund

Shell Marine Habitat Program

Wetlands Program Development Grants

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Texas Coastal Program

Grant Program for Measuring Nonpoint source pollution

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program

Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Mitigation Grants

Texas Outdoor Recreation Grant Programs

Links to Additional Resources


Kevin Frenzel
Kevin Frenzel
Melissa Porter
CMP and CIAP Grants
Melissa Porter
Laura Sargent
Laura Sargent
Janette Gibreal
Executive Assistant
Coastal Resources
Janette Gibreal