The RESTORE Council is currently evaluating submissions for potential funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component. When the Draft Funded Priorities List (FPL) is available, public comment will be solicited. See the Council's website
for more information.
Alabama The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council information and updates can be accessed here.
Mississippi For information on restoration activities in Mississippi go to Making Mississippi Whole.
Florida Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) maintains a website complete with resources, links, and newsletters, including an overview of Florida's response to the oil spill. Each impacted county will engage directly with their communities through the Gulf Consortium and the Florida Association of Counties. A Request for Proposals for Legal Services for the Gulf Consortium will close April 23, 2015. The Consortium has meetings planned for June 19, August 26, and November 18; see their website for more information.
Louisiana The State of Louisiana is represented by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on state and RESTORE Council restoration activities.
Texas RESTORE The Texas Coast is the official web location for oil spill related restoration in Texas.
Centers of ExcellenceThe Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is responsible for Florida's Center of Excellence. FIO currently has a research opportunity; full proposals are due May 20, 2015.
The States of Alabama and Mississippi are currently reviewing public comments regarding their draft selection processes for Centers of Excellence.
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program
Information related to the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program can be found here. They are currently reviewing proposals submitted under their recent proposal solicitation.
National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program (NAS)
The NAS Exploratory Grants program has closed and review will begin soon. To follow the NAS Gulf Research Program and register for updates, go to their website.
Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
The NRDA workplans and data information can be found via NOAA's Gulf Spill Restoration web pages. Learn more about NRDA through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service here.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund
NFWF's maintains a website for its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
North American Conservation Wetlands Act Fund (NAWCA)
The US Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a website for NAWCA programs.
Gulf of Mexico Research InitiativeThe Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) recently concluded the 2015 Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference in Houston, Texas. More than 1000 people from 21 countries participated in the annual conference to discuss research associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. Learn more about GoMRI and their research.