December 1, 2017
The Gulf Consortium is a public entity that includes Florida's 23 Gulf Coast counties, from Escambia County in the western panhandle of Florida to Monroe County on Florida’s southern tip. Florida’s 23 Gulf Coast Counties formed the Consortium to meet requirements of the RESTORE Act to develop a State Expenditure Plan for economic and environmental recovery of the Gulf coast in Florida following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan details how Florida’s portion of the RESTORE Act Oil Spill Impact Component, also known as Pot 3, will be spent.
The Consortium Board approved the Draft “Stand-Up” State Expenditure Plan (SEP) on November 15th. The Stand-Up SEP describes how the Gulf Consortium will manage the implementation of the State Expenditure Plan, which will include projects in all 23 counties. The draft Stand-Up State expenditure plan is expected to be approved by the the Board in January 2018.
The Consortium is asking for public comment by January 19th on the Draft Stand-Up SEP. A comment portal is available here. The draft plan can be accessed from a link at the top of the page.