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Council Announces Alabama Commitment and Planning Support Award

On May 15, 2018, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) awarded a RESTORE Council-Selected Restoration Component Implementation grant to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) for a total amount of $2,100,000.00. ADCNR applied for these funds in response to the RESTORE Council’s 2017 Funded Priorities List for Commitment and Planning Support (CPS FPL).

The Alabama CPS FPL project will enhance collaboration, coordination, public engagement, and the use of best available science to fulfill the requirements of the RESTORE Act Council-Selected Restoration Component, commonly referred to as “Bucket 2”, meet the commitments of the Comprehensive Plan Update 2016: Restoring the Gulf Coast's Ecosystem and Economy, and address associated planning needs for developing future Funded Priorities Lists (FPLs). The State of Alabama will draw and build upon existing partnerships and collaborative endeavors to develop portfolios of projects for inclusion in future FPLs that will provide significant benefits for the natural resources of Coastal Alabama. ADCNR will engage in planning and collaboration activities over the 5-year period of this award to meet the near-term need to develop strong proposals for future FPLs while setting the foundation for long-term restoration success.

If you have any questions regarding Alabama  grant actions or other Alabama RESTORE Council Selected Restoration Component activities, please contact Hank Burch at