Restoration work under the RESTORE Act in the Mississippi Restoration Area will support projects that restore the environment and the economy of areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
The RESTORE Act provides the scope of activities eligible for funding. As described in the Act, these activities can include:
- – Restoration and protection of the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast region.
- – Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, and natural resources.
- – Implementation of a federally approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan, including fisheries monitoring.
- – Workforce development and job creation.
- – Improvements to or on State parks located in coastal areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
- – Infrastructure projects benefiting the economy or ecosystem resources, including port infrastructure.
- – Coastal flood protection and related infrastructure.
- – Planning assistance.
- – Administrative costs of complying with the Act.
- – Promotion of tourism in the Gulf Coast region, including recreational fishing.
- – Promotion of the consumption of seafood harvested from the Gulf Coast region.