WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S. Department of the Interior after announcing that Louisiana will receive $94.7 million in GOMESA revenue-sharing funds. The funding, which is derived from offshore energy production, will be used to finance coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana.

The State of Louisiana will administer $75,782,553.46, and the remaining $18.9 million will be administered by 19 parishes. Six parishes in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District will receive funds: Calcasieu Parish, $1,006,346.20; Cameron Parish, $1,294,393.87; Iberia Parish, $993,921.56; St. Martin Parish, $704,743.85; St. Mary Parish, $833,307.13; Vermilion Parish, $993,785.17.

“This announcement is great news for South Louisiana and will provide critical funding for coastal restoration efforts in our state. We have worked closely with the entire Louisiana delegation to prioritize GOMESA funding and expand revenue sharing provisions. This means greater investment into mitigation and restoration projects along our coast. My office will continue to support these endeavors.”

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