The Coastal Commission adopted the Strategic Plan on April 12, 2013 following two public hearings. The Plan addressed a need for the Commission to update its Strategic Plan (last approved in 1997). This update was also required by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is the lead federal agency that provides significant federal funding to the Commission under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). The Plan contains a discussion of the agency's background and legal mandates, the Commission's vision, mission, and core values, and seven program goals with associated objectives and actions. Appendix A of the Plan presents an implementation schedule for each action, and indication of whether additional funding would be required to implement each action. The status of the Commission's implementation of the plan can be monitored below, under the dashboard link, which provides the current status and background information for each action.