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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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