RESTORE Act Direct Component – Non-Construction Activities

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Infrastructure, Health And Safety, Technology, Education
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:Department of the Treasury
What’s it worth?:$56,292,336

The RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program was established in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; funds were deposited into the Trust Fund and will be allocated to programs, projects, and activities defined by this program. The purpose of the program is to establish Centers of Excellence research on the Gulf Coast. Eligible applicants are excluded to:

  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Florida
  • Alabama

These Centers of Excellence focus on:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Monitoring in:

– Coastal and deltaic sustainability
– Coastal fisheries
– Wildlife ecosystem research
– Offshore energy development
– Sustainable and resilient growth
– Comprehensive observation monitoring and mapping of the Gulf of Mexico

Eligible applicants include:

  • Nongovernmental entities
  • Consortia
  • Public institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

This program has been divided into categories; eligible activities for the Non-Construction category includes:

  • Natural resource restoration and protection
  • Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife and natural resources
  • Implementation of federally approved conservation management plans
  • Workforce development
  • Job creation
  • State park improvements
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Coastal flood protection
  • Planning assistance
  • Administrative costs
  • Promotion of tourism
  • Promotion of seafood consumption

Complete grant packages can be obtain on the website; this website should be use for proposal submissions. Applications should include:

  • General information
  • DUNS number
  • Application package
  • Required forms

– Form SF-424
– RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grant Financial Assistance Application
– Form SF-424A
– Form SF-424B
– Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
– Letter of Designation
– RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Certifications
– RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grant Status of Performance Report

  • Relevant attachments

All attachments should be submitted as PDF files, any other formats will not be accepted.