NOAA Awards LSU $1.5 Million Grant

BATON ROUGE, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced that Louisiana State University (LSU) is the recipient of a $1,502,888 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). LSU is part of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

“Louisiana is the canary in the coal mine for coastal issues,” Graves said. “The scientific, engineering and policy solutions we generate are not just difference-makers for our future here at home. These innovations are exportable and in demand for coastal/community resiliency projects needed around the world. Investing in hands-on experience helps turn today’s students into the coastal leaders the world will look to tomorrow.”

Grant Information:

  • Title: Louisiana Sea Grant Omnibus proposal 2018-2022
  • Grant Number & Type: NA18OAR4170098 (Institutional)
  • Total Grant: $1,502,888
  • Description: Louisiana Sea Grant addresses many of the complex and often interrelated ecological, economic and social challenges that affect coastal Louisiana, one of the largest and most dynamic coastal regions in the United States. The scope of Louisiana Sea Grant’s activities embraces four main program areas, as many as 14 academic institutions, 19 coastal zone parishes, and numerous partners in state and federal agencies and the private sector that provide matching funds and/or opportunities for collaboration. Implementation and alignment plans have identified numerous objectives that address the 6 Goals and 11 Actions of the LSG Strategic Plan. These elements serve as the backbone of the 2018-2021 Omnibus proposal.