Gulf of Mexico Estuary Program (GMEP) (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions


Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

EPA proposes to develop and stand-up a place-based estuary program in Florida’s northwest panhandle region. The estuary program will be modeled after EPA’s National Estuary Program and the project includes establishing the host organization, hiring key staff, developing Management and Technical committees, determining stressors and then developing and approving a Comprehensive Plan (e.g., CCMP). This project will serve as a pilot project for the Council to consider expanding Gulf-wide.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 808
Project Name: Gulf of Mexico Estuary Program (GMEP) (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID27
Latitude: 30.6649087
Longitude: -87.09864978
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2023
Implementing Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2200000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 2200000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0