Approximately $150-$180 million is currently available to implement ecosystem restoration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component (commonly known as Bucket 2), guided by a Comprehensive Plan.
In July 2014, the Council finalized a proposal submission and evaluation process to select projects for inclusion on a Draft Funded Priorities List (FPL). Read more about the process and download fact sheets.
Each state and federal member of the Council was responsible for proposing restoration projects and programs for consideration by the Council as a whole. Questions regarding specific proposals can be directed to the proposing Council member. The Council is not accepting formal public comments regarding proposals under consideration. The Council will solicit formal public comment when the draft FPL is published.
All of the proposals submitted by Council members can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. While the posted proposals have been reviewed for general eligibility (completed review form is attached to proposal), the evaluation process is currently underway. Once evaluation and vetting activities are complete, the website will be updated to include the results of the evaluation.