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Florida State Expenditure Plans

Florida Stand-Up State Expenditure Plan

On March 26, 2018, the Council’s Acting Executive Director provided a recommendation memo to the Council Chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to approve the Gulf Consortium: Stand-Up State Expenditure Plan( SEP) for Florida. On April 23, 2018, EPA provided Florida with a letter of approval. The Florida Stand-Up SEP will provide $221,038 in Spill Impact Component funding, commonly referred to as “Bucket 3”, to support coastal restoration activities. Specifically, these funds would be used to establish, or “stand up”, the financial and managerial structure necessary for implementation of projects included in the Florida SEP, which is still under development. The Florida SEP, once completed, will contain multiple projects and programs to support ecosystem restoration, economic recovery, and tourism promotion. Development of this Stand-Up SEP will provide the foundation for effective administration of the Florida SEP.

Florida State Expenditure Plan

On August 24, 2018, the Council’s Executive Director provided a recommendation memo to the Council Chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to approve the Florida State Expenditure Plan (SEP). This SEP, if approved by the Council Chair, would provide $291,180,000 in Spill Impact Component funding to support 69 projects spread across 23 coastal counties, including efforts to restore water quality and habitat, revitalize the Gulf economy, promote tourism, and replenish living coastal and marine resources.

Florida State Expenditure Plan Amendment #1

On July 22, 2019, the Council’s Executive Director provided a recommendation memo to the Council Chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to approve the Florida State Expenditure Plan (SEP) Amendment #1. States amend SEPs to increase funding for projects or programs in existing SEPs and/or add new activities to the SEP. States submit SEP amendments for approval by the Council Chair.