RESTORE Act Direct Component – Construction Activities

Funding Opportunity Number: GR-RDC-16-007
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
CFDA Number: 21.015
Eligible Applicants State governments
County governments
Agency Name: USDOT-GCR
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2016
Award Ceiling: $57,125,492
Expected Number of Awards:
Creation Date: Jan 05, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: Under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), Subtitle F of P.L. 112-141, the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund was established in the Treasury of the United States. Eighty percent of the civil penalties paid after July 6, 2012, under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be deposited into the Trust Fund and invested. The RESTORE Act created five components through which funds will be disbursed. Treasury is publishing multiple funding opportunity notices as part of the RESTORE Act. This announcement applies only to the Direct Component, and is only for applications for eligible construction activities. For eligible activities involving non-construction, acquisition of real property, and requests for funding to serve as non-federal share for another federally-funded grant (construction, non-construction, or real property), applicants should refer to the appropriate funding opportunity announcement. Trust Fund amounts are available to carry out eligible activities described in the RESTORE Act. These are: a) Restoration and protection of the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast region. b) Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife and natural resources. c) Implementation of a federally approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan, including fisheries monitoring. d) Workforce development and job creation. e) Improvements to or on State parks located in coastal areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. f) Infrastructure projects benefiting the economy or ecological resources, including port infrastructure. g) Coastal flood protection and related infrastructure. h) Planning assistance. i) Administrative costs. j) Promotion of tourism in the Gulf Coast region, including recreational fishing. k) Promotion of the consumption of seafood harvested from the Gulf Coast region. All eligible activities must be carried out in the Gulf Coast region with the exception of (h) (k) above.



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