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Texas- State Expenditure Plan Efforts

Texas Planning State Expenditure Plan (PSEP)

On July 29, 2016, the Council Chair, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approved the Texas Planning State Expenditure Plan (PSEP). This PSEP provides $261,907.35 in Spill Impact Component funding to support planning activities needed to develop the State Expenditure Plan. States can use up to 5% of their Bucket 3 allocations for planning activities needed to develop their respective SEPs. To access these planning funds, the state must first have an approved Planning SEP. Upon approval of a SEP or Planning SEP, the state then applies to the RESTORE Council for grants for activities in the approved plan. The Federal Award ID Number for the grant award from the Council to carry out the Texas PSEP activities is GNTSP17TX0042.

Texas State Expenditure Plan

On March 4, 2019, the Council Chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approved the Texas State Expenditure Plan (SEP). This SEP provides $31,320,000 in Spill Impact Component funding for four programs to support ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey and other ecosystem stressors. These programs fund efforts to improve water quality and quantity, restore beach and shoreline habitat, promote nature-based tourism, and mitigate ecosystem and other impacts to creeks, bayous and other waterways.

Texas SEP Amendments

States amend SEPs to increase funding for projects or programs in existing SEPs, remove or change the scope of projects or programs under a SEP, and/or add new activities to the SEP. States submit SEP amendments for approval by the Council Chair. Below are amendments to the Texas SEP:

Texas State Expenditure Plan (SEP) Amendment #1- Council Executive Director recommendation memo to Council Chair- June 25, 2020.

Council Grant for Activity in Texas SEP

Project Title Award Amount Federal Award ID Number
FY20 RESTORE Nature Based Tourism $7,406,338.00 GNTSP20TX0100