On Monday, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will award Louisiana $155.7 million in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) revenue-sharing funds.
In a release, Congressman Clay Higgins says 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 $124,574,775.95, and the remaining $31.14 million will be administered by 19 parishes. Six parishes in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District will receive funds:
- Calcasieu Parish, $1,638,988.85;
- Cameron Parish, $2,092,861.04;
- Iberia Parish, $1,636,190.83;
- St. Martin Parish, $1,160,080.96;
- St. Mary Parish, $1,364,113.38;
- Vermilion Parish, $1,618,586.88.