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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. CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 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

Links to Additional Resources

Contacts

Kevin Frenzel
CEPRA
512.463.2482
800.998.4456
Kevin Frenzel
Melissa Porter
CMP and CIAP Grants
512.475.1393
800.998.4456
Melissa Porter
Laura Sargent
BMR
512.463.7892
800.998.4456
Laura Sargent
Janette Gibreal
Executive Assistant
Coastal Resources
512.463.2765
Janette Gibreal