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AI- 4668   4. B. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/18/2013  
Submission of CMP Cycle 19 application
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider submission of a grant application to the Texas General Land Office for the Coastal Management Program (CMP) - Cycle 19.
BACKGROUND
The Coastal Management Program (CMP) focuses on five primary issues of concern to coastal communities: coastal hazards, wetland protection, water quantity and water quality, dune protection, and shoreline access. Specifically, the CMP identifies coastal natural resource areas (CNRAs) and identifies uses or activities that may adversely affect those areas, and sets uniform policies to address those effects.

The following are allowable funding categories: Coastal Natural Hazards Response, Critical Areas Enhancement, Critical Areas Enhancement, Shoreline Access, Water Quantity and Quality Improvements, Waterfront Revitalization and Ecotourism Development, Permit Streamlining/Assistance and Governmental Coordination, Information and Data Availability, and Public Education and Outreach.
DISCUSSION
On September 19, 2012, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of a grant application for Cycle 18. The project was titled Hilltop Nature Park Enhancements. We have been informed that the application has been approved and we are awaiting the contract documents for official acceptance of the grant award.

For Cycle 19, the County would like to continue work at the Hilltop Nature Park by expanding on the Cycle 18 project as a Phase II. The new project will propose the construction of a walkway and foot bridge, removal of a sidewalk, and addition of picnic tables and a sitting area. Educational signage will also be placed in the area to identify native bird species.

The grant project totals $100,000. The matching fund requirement is 60%/40%, in-kind or cash match.

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