The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) evaluates projects proposals submitted by Council members for funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component.

Each State and federal member of the Council was responsible for proposing up to five restoration projects and programs for consideration by the Council as a whole. After vetting and evaluation was complete, the Council determined which projects and programs to prioritize for funding. On August 13, 2015, the Council  released its draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL). After careful consideration of public input, the Council will make changes as appropriate, and finalize the Initial FPL. The draft initial FPL and the link for commenting are available on the website: www.restore.gulf.gov.

The Department of the Interior proposed five projects for the Council-Selected Component. The Department's proposed projects that are included in the draft Initial FPL can be viwed here.