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Council-Selected Restoration Component

The RESTORE Act, signed into law in July 2012, established a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund (Trust Fund) which will receive 80 percent of the civil and administrative Clean Water Act penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Trust Fund supports five restoration components aimed at restoring the long-term health of the valuable natural ecosystems and economy of the Gulf Coast region.

Thirty percent of the money directed to the Trust Fund is managed by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to implement ecosystem restoration under a Comprehensive Plan, developed by the Council with input from the public, to restore the ecosystem and the economy of the Gulf Coast Region. This 30% is referred to as the Council-Selected Restoration Component (commonly referred to as "Bucket 2"). The Council approves Bucket 2 projects and programs for funding in what is called a Funded Priorities List (FPL). To date, the status of the Council’s FPLs are:

Learn more about:
Grants and Interagency Agreements awarded under the Council-Selected Restoration Component