In anticipation of an upcoming 2023 Alabama Gulf Of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding disbursement, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), State Lands Division is accepting project suggestions for activities and programs to be funded through the Alabama GOMESA Program.
GOMESA was enacted by Congress in 2006 and significantly enhances Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing activities and revenue sharing in the Gulf of Mexico.
GOMESA sets forth authorized uses of proceeds for the following purposes:
a. Projects and activities for the purposes of coastal protection, including conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection, and infrastructure directly affected by coastal wetland losses;
b. Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural resources;
c. Implementation of a federally approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan;
d. Mitigation of the impact of OCS activities through the funding of onshore infrastructure projects;
e. Planning assistance and the administrative costs of complying with this section.
ADCNR is accepting project suggestions that meet the authorized uses listed above. Projects submitted to the Alabama Restoration Project Portal will also be considered for funding.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT SUGGESTION:
Please see the Project Submittal Format below for submission guidelines. You can also contact Jeremiah Kolb via email at email@example.com with any questions.
Project suggestions can be submitted as detailed below by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, hand delivery, overnight courier, or regular mail (however, due to recently experienced delays with regular mail, the listed alternative delivery methods are strongly suggested):
State Lands Division
c/o Jeremiah Kolb
31115 Five Rivers Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Please note: Electronic submissions should be emailed in Portable Document Format (.pdf) to email@example.com with “GOMESA Project Suggestion” in the subject line.
TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR REVIEW, PLEASE SUBMIT PROJECT SUGGESTIONS BY APRIL 4, 2023, at 5 p.m. PROJECT SUGGESTIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE WILL BE REVIEWED ONLY AS TIME PERMITS.
It shall be the sole responsibility of the submitting party to ensure actual receipt by the State Lands Division prior to this deadline.
ADCNR makes no guarantee that a project suggestion will be implemented.
GOMESA Program Project Submittal Format
I. Project Name
II. Submitter Contact Information (including email and phone number)
III. Project Location
IV. Project Description
V. Justification (Provide an explanation of how the project is consistent with one, or more, of the authorized uses of GOMESA funding.)
VI. Estimated Cost and Detailed Budget
VII. Goals and Objectives of the Project
VIII. Project Schedule that Includes Key Milestones
IX. Cost Sharing (Describe cost sharing, in-kind services, or leveraging of resources, if any.)
X. Relationship to Other Efforts (Please describe relationship, if any, to other existing programs, plans, or projects.)
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.