Mississippi Beachfront Resilience
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 3: Spill Impact Component
The purpose of the Mississippi Beachfront Resilience Program(Program) is to support the restoration and protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast Region through the restoration and development of sand dunes and protection of beaches with additional concrete boardwalk on Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches. The Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches are a unique coastal environment providing critical environmental and economic resiliency functions. This Program will mitigate beach erosion and promote the health and integrity of the beach ecosystem by utilizing methods which accelerate and maximize dune formation, such as planting native plants and installing sand fencing, and providing additional boardwalk to the existing concrete beach boardwalk/seawall system to provide resilience and mitigate sand migration. Activities will include the identification of sites and scopes of work; engineering, design and permitting; and implementation. The Program will be administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Components of the Program may be implemented by MDEQ and/or eligible sub-recipients. Program duration is expected to be 4 years.