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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana requests proposals for $2.3 million in available funding

Feb 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 15, 2021) – The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) released a second Request for Proposals today and is encouraging coastal researchers to apply for this $2.3 million in competitive grant money. Projects submitted for these two-year awards must support research directly related to the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan which guides the state’s coastal restoration and protection work.

The funding comes from settlements of the federal Clean Water Act in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The funds flow from U.S. Department of Treasury through the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to LA-COE.
The funding will be awarded in two categories:

Graduate Studentships: These awards will only be made available to support full-time graduate students conducting relevant research at Louisiana college/universities. The Principal Investigator (PI) on the proposal must be a full-time employee of a Louisiana college/university.

Research Awards: Any organization/institution may be the lead on a proposal and participate in the proposed research. In the case of proposals involving multiple organizations, a single organization must be identified as the lead. The PI on the proposal must be a full-time employee of a Louisiana organization/institution. Other participants may be from any organization or institution within or outside Louisiana.

The deadline to submit a required Letter of Intent is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST. A webinar to outline the request for proposals will be held Feb. 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to noon CST.

Webinar Information:
Date: Feb. 26, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to noon (CST)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

More information is available at the LA-COE's website at

View the RFP here.