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Federal Restoration Efforts

and Funding Opportunities


Gulf Spill Restoration: A website maintained by NOAA on behalf of the RESTORE Act Trustees. Get the latest news updates from the Deepwater Horizon Trustees. Suggest a restoration project for consideration. 

RESTORE The Gulf: The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program: The mission of the program is to carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. 

DOI Deepwater Horizon Administrative Records: U.S. Department of Interior website providing documentation of Applicable Laws, Regulations, and Policies, Legal Documents, Restoration Plans, and more.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Wide Restoration: Provides information on restoration strategies proposed by governmental and nongovernmental entities that stem from an understanding for the need of a Gulf-wide perspective.

Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA): While not directly related to the Deepwater Horizon spill, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006 created a revenue-sharing model for oil- and gas-producing gulf states. Under the act, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas receive a portion of the revenue generated from oil and gas production offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The act also directs a portion of revenue to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

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