Multi-Year Implementation Plan
The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, or RESTORE Act, and U.S. Department of Treasury’s regulations direct Escambia County to prepare a Multi-Year Implementation Plan that prioritizes eligible activities for Direct Component funds awarded to the county through the Deepwater Horizon Settlement and RESTORE Act, and to obtain broad-based participation from individuals, businesses, Indian tribes and non-profit organizations as part of plan preparation.
The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners established the RESTORE Advisory Committee in 2012 to gain input from Escambia County citizens to develop a Needs Assessment, Selection Criteria and rank project submittals to the Project Portal. The BCC then shortlisted the following ten projects in February 2017 to include in the initial MYIP.
In preparation of submitting the final MYIP, Escambia County is accepting public comment for a period of 45 days for those projects included within the plan. Escambia County BCC authorized staff at the May 25, 2017 regular board meeting to conduct the 45 day public comment period. The public comment period will open June 5, 2017 and close July 19, 2017.
Escambia County will review submitted public comments and incorporate meaningful comments in the MYIP and then submit the MYIP to U.S. Treasury where they will take 30 to 60 days to review and approve. The BCC anticipates voting to accept the approved MYIP in early September. Approval of the MYIP allows Escambia County to begin individual grant applications for the projects. It is anticipated final adoption of grant awards will occur in January 2018 with projects beginning shortly thereafter.
To read Escambia County's Multi-Year Implementation Plan, please click the document cover page on the upper right side of the page or click here. To submit a comment on the draft MYIP, please click the "Submit My Comment" button.
Note: For citizens in need of special accommodations during the 45 day public comment period to review and comment on the draft MYIP, including translated versions, please contact Natural Resources Management staff as soon as possible at email@example.com.