CPRA invites project proposals for Atchafalaya ABP

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) stared accepting proposals for projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin last week, in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program (ABP) Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2023.


ABP was put in place to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive state master plan for the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System, Louisiana Project.

This master plan directs the efforts of the state as local sponsor for the USACE Floodway project and provides the mechanisms to match federal dollars used in the mitigation of that system.

Proposed projects can address:

  • Water Management  
    • Hydrologic restoration – address problems with water quality and sedimentation
    • Public access
    • Beneficial use of dredge material (BUDMAT)
    • Integrated projects, or projects that incorporate multiple approaches and function synergistically with newly proposed or 2017 Coastal Master Plan and 2020/2021 ABP Annual Plan projects
  • Respond to dramatic changes in the coastal landscape (e.g., resulting from hurricanes or other disasters that have occurred since the 2017 Coastal Master Plan was approved)
  • Address future uncertainty challenges, such as climate change, or directly support future transitions in the ecosystem

According to CPRA, proposed projects should be submitted by November 15, 2021.