AGCRC and ADCNR Seek Project Suggestions for RESTORE Buckets 1,2, and 3

September 1, 2021 - The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) is seeking project suggestions for RESTORE Act Direct Component (Bucket 1) and Spill Impact Component (Bucket 3) Funding.  In addition, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is seeking project suggestions for its Coastal Alabama Regional Water Quality Program funded through the RESTORE Act Council-Selected Restoration Component (Bucket 2). 

Qualifying projects for Buckets 1 and 3 must reflect at least one of the following criteria:

  • Restoration and protection of the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast Region.
  • Workforce development and job creation.
  • Infrastructure projects benefitting the economy or ecological resources, including port infrastructure.
  • Coastal flood protection and related infrastructure.
  • Planning assistance.
  • Promotion of tourism in the Gulf Coast Region, including promotion of recreational fishing.

Project suggestions for the Bucket 2 Coastal Alabama Regional Water Quality Program should be related to the following:

  • Construction of stormwater and wastewater management systems (including upgrades and repairs to existing systems).
  • Low impact development/green infrastructure activities.
  • Septic to sewer conversions.
  • Monitoring activities.
  • Planning related work (e.g., project prioritization and selection, engineering, and design, and permitting and compliance activities).

In an effort to ensure your project suggestion is received in time for consideration, please enter your project suggestion(s) into the Alabama Coastal Restoration Project Suggestion portal by October 15, 2021.

If you have already entered your project suggestion on this website prior to January 1, 2021 please re-enter the project suggested with updated information including updated cost estimates. 

For additional guidance on project suggestions please view the recorded webinar:

For additional information regarding the work of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Federal RESTORE) please visit

For additional information on the work of ADCNR and the AGCRC please visit to view a storyboard of all Alabama’s Deepwater Horizon Restoration Projects.