Coastal Restoration Funding for Texas from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

What’s New:

Status: RESTORE Direct Component (Bucket 1) RFGA

In response to the RFGA for the RESTORE Direct Component (Bucket 1) grant funds, slightly more than 200 project applications were submitted. An assembled team of state employees are currently reviewing and scoring all appropriately and timely submitted project applications. A draft list of those projects that will be considered for inclusion in the Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MIP) for funding purposes will be posted in both the Texas Register and the web site for public comment. The proposed list is expected to be posted in late August, though that is subject to change. Following the 45 day public comment period the list of projects that will be included in the MIP submitted to US Treasury will be finalized in the fall, again that timeframe is subject to change. Visit this site periodically for updates concerning Bucket 1 (Direct Component) activities.

Commissioner Baker Testifies at House Natural Resources Committee Hearing

View Commissioner Baker’s presentation.

Commissioner Baker’s Editorial on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, “From Destruction, Restoration”

View the editorial

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) approved the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) and the Spill Impact Component Rule

Funded Priorities List (FPL) (Bucket 2)

An FPL was adopted by the Council to implement Bucket 2 (Council-Selected) of the federal RESTORE Act. The Council-approved FPL includes environmental projects and activities directly benefiting the state of Texas. See specific information on all the selected projects.

Spill Impact Component Rule (Bucket 3)

The Council also adopted the final rule to implement Bucket 3 (Spill Impact) of the RESTORE Act. The rule was posted for public comment through October 2015. View the final rule.