87.051: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Comprehensive Plan Component Program
Alternate Name: RESTORE Council-Selected Restoration Component
Sept. 19, 2022
Sept. 19, 2022
The primary objective of this program is to disburse funds to eligible entities for the purpose of restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast region using the best available science. Projects and programs must achieve one or more of the seven objectives listed in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Initial Comprehensive Plan and Update 2016: (1) Restore, Enhance and Protect Habitats, (2) Restore, Improve, and Protect Water Resources, (3) Protect and Restore Living Coastal and Marine Resources, (4) Restore and Enhance Natural Processes and Shorelines, (5) Promote Community Resilience, (6) Promote Natural Resource Stewardship and Environmental Education, and (7) Improve Science-Based Decision-Making Processes.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
The Council will periodically request proposals from its eleven state and federal members. The Council members are the only entities eligible to submit proposals. The RESTORE Council does not award Council-Selected Restoration Component grants directly to other entities or individuals. Under the RESTORE Act, Council members are the Governors of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, Homeland Security, and Army. When selecting projects and programs to be prioritized for funding under the Comprehensive Plan, the Council assigns primary authority and responsibility for overseeing and implementing projects and programs to a Gulf Coast state or federal agency represented on the Council. Council members may select subrecipients to carryout approved projects or programs. Interested third parties may contact the Council members listed above to learn more about how the eligible entities select proposed activities.
Beneficiaries are the people, wildlife, and natural resources of the Gulf Coast region.