Mississippi Restoration Efforts
and Funding Opportunities
RESTORE.ms: The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) website providing information and links relating to coastal restoration projects and procurement opportunities in Mississippi.
Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE): MBRACE is a consortium of Mississippi’s four major research institutions: the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), Jackson State University (JSU), the University of Mississippi (UM), and Mississippi State University (MSU). Funding is provided through the MDEQ with USM serving as the lead research institution. MBRACE Website.
Mississippi Gulf Spill Restoration Projects: Restoration projects in Mississippi approved by the Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustees, funded by the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), or funded by the RESTORE Act.
Gulf Coast Restoration Fund: On September 5, 2018, Governor Phil Bryant signed SB2002 into law, establishing the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. The GCRF shall be used for programs and projects that have the potential to generate increased economic activity in the Gulf Coast region. Visit the website to learn how to apply.
NOARC: The National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) is a private, independent, non-profit 501.c.3 development corporation chartered by the State of Mississippi. NOARC aims to develop new ways to use “Space to Seafloor" environmental monitoring technologies to support coastal restoration projects focused on wetlands, watersheds, wildlife, and water quality. MDEQ Funding Information.