Gulf Restoration Funding Sources

Other sources of Gulf restoration funds are available in addition to RESTORE Generally, these sources focus on environmental restoration or the public's recreational access to Gulf resources. See a related page on this topic.

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration

The Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration program will fund about $1 billion on natural resource damages and human use of resources. At least $100 million of these funds will be spent on Florida projects.

Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will spend about $356 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund over five years in Florida on resources affected by the oil spill. State agencies, especially the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will advise.

Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc.

Established for the benefit of the eight Florida Gulf coastal counties from Escambia to Wakulla, Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. is the most significant Deepwater Horizon-related funding source for economic projects for the area. Triumph will provide more than six times as much money to the eight-county area as these counties will receive in RESTORE Act Direct Component funds/Pot 1. Additional information is available on the Triumph website.

Additional Funding Resources

Additional information on RESTORE and other Gulf restoration funds and how Bay County may be affected can be found on the RESTORE Details page.

For additional information, email Jim Muller, Bay County RESTORE Act Coordinator.