While the Council will select and fund projects and programs to restore the ecosystem with Council-Selected Restoration Component funds, the Spill Impact Component funds (commonly known as "Bucket 3") will be invested in projects, programs, and activities identified in approved State Expenditure Plans (SEPs).
There are two opportunities for funding under this program. One for planning, one for implementation.
Grants awarded under the Spill Impact Component can be found here.
Approval of Spill Impact Component Regulation
On December 9, 2015, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted to approve a regulation implementing the Spill Impact Component of the RESTORE Act (33 U.S.C. § 1321(t)(3)). The regulation established the formula for allocation of Spill Impact Component funds made available from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund among the Gulf Coast States of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Spill Impact Component Final Regulation approved December 9, 2015 [PDF, 5pp. 244Kb]
Vietnamese Translation [PDF, 5PP, 214Kb]
Spill Impact Component Rule Response to Public Comments document [PDF 8pp. 356Kb]