Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Building Partnerships for a Healthier Gulf
Guy Harvey embraces the Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is thrilled to showcase this new #EmbraceTheGulf video by Guy Harvey Enterprises! He captures wonderful things about the Gulf and highlights our daily 365 messages. You should be highlighting them too. Get all facts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you Guy Harvey and all our partners.

Final Report: Economic Impacts of Water Quality Issues in the Gulf of Mexico
This is the final report addressing harmful algal bloom impacts on Florida tourism, fishing, and coastal ecosystems. Prepared by The Balmoral Group, the Gulf Star project resulted in a publicly available dashboard.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Virtual Events
Join us for one or more of these GOMA virtual events. Mark your calendars now. Please email us with questions.

Tool Time with Dave - Planning Tools: Watersheds, Flooding, and Basins (Oh My!)
November 10, 2020

Tool Time with Dave - Coastal Management: Wind, Water, Sand, and Resilience
November 17, 2020

Wednesday Webinar - Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Plan
November 18, 2020

Education & Engagement Team "Fully Serving the Underserved" Virtual Workshop
January 12-13, 2020
Partner Virtual Events
NRDA Texas Trustee Implementation Group Annual Public Meeting (virtual)
November 4, 2020

NRDA Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Annual Meeting Webinar
November 5, 2020

NOAA NMFS Aquaculture Opportunities Areas Listening Sessions
November 5, 17, and 19, 2020

NRDA Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Annual Public Meeting (virtual)
November 10, 2020

Mississippi Restoration Summit (virtual)
November 10, 2020

GoMRI Decade of Discovery State Showcases - Louisiana
November 10, 2020

Bays and Bayous Symposium 2020
December 1-3, 2020

Restoration Updates
To support our varied partner network, we are sharing Deepwater Horizon-related restoration updates on the restoration page of our website. 

This month these programs had updates: 

  • NOAA Restore Science Program
  • NRDA Alabama Trustee Implementation Group
  • NRDA Texas Trustee Implementation Group
  • NRDA Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group
  • RESTORE in Louisiana

Funding Opportunities
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance maintains a funding opportunities web page of programs. Below are our selected opportunities this month.

Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program Mini Grant Program
This program will fund action projects that serve to restore, preserve, connect, inform, and educate. The funding opportunity includes eight eligible project categories that support the Estuary Program’s core vision: water quality, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife conservation, watershed awareness and education, resilience, invasive species, citizen science, and aquatic trash/marine debris. The deadline is November 6, 2020.

NOAA NMFS FY21 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition
The purpose of this competition is for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures. The deadline is November 20, 2020.

DOI FWS FY2021 Clean Vessel Act
This funding allows States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. Search for F21AS00153 on The deadline is November 23, 2020.

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October 2020