The final decision was made to go ahead with the pebble replenishment method because it offered the highest cost to benefit ratio. Other methods considered were the construction of a new seawall, rock-filling the shoreline, installing a riprap, and replenishing the beach with or without groynes. In addition to being the most cost-effective scenario the method of replenishment with pebbles also offered the lowest up-front expenditure of resources. There are two factors that town officials have credited with the success of the initiative. The first is having strong relationships with the research community and the second was having a plan in place and ready to be implemented as soon as funding became available. The project received $17 million from the Government of Quebec, $3 million from the Government of Canada, and the remaining $1 million was put forth by Percé itself.