87.052: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Oil Spill Impact Program
Alternate Name: RESTORE Council Oil Spill Impact Program
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 in accordance with an approved State Expenditure Plan.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (for specified projects)
Eligible applicants are specified by the RESTORE Act and regulations at 31 C.F.R. Part 34 as the five Gulf Coast States or their administrative agents, as defined in 33 U.S.C. 1321(t)(3), Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. For the development of the State Expenditure Plan, the eligible entities for each Gulf Coast State are as follows: in Alabama, the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council; in Florida, a consortia of local political subdivisions that includes at a minimum 1 representative of each affected county; in Louisiana, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana; in Mississippi, the Office of the Governor or an appointee of the Office of the Governor; and in Texas, the Office of the Governor or an appointee of the Office of the Governor [33 U.S.C. 1321(t)(3)(B)(iii)]. Only the above-named entities are eligible applicants who may apply for funding. The RESTORE Council does not make Spill Impact Program grants directly to other entities or individuals. States may select subrecipients to carryout approved projects in the State Expenditure Plan. Interested third parties may contact their jurisdiction listed above to learn more about how the eligible entities select proposed activities.
The principal beneficiaries are the people, wildlife, economy/businesses, and natural resources of the Gulf Coast region.