27 Gulf Coast projects receive $67M in GoMESA funding

Money will go to amphitheaters, boat ramps, parks, more

Gov. Kay Ivey announces the latest round of GoMESA funding at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum in Mobile.

More than $67 million will go to 27 Gulf Coast projects, thanks to funding from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, or GoMESA.

The projects focus on sewer infrastructure, water quality improvements, research, land acquisitions and recreational access improvements.

Funding includes $7.2 million for the Daphne Bayfront Park Amphitheater and Park, $7 million for the Perdido Watershed land acquisition fund and $5.2 million for West Fowl River and Heron Bay land acquisition.

Some other projects on the list are the Cedar Point boat ramp, Foley Nature Parks expansion, Fairhope Fly Creek stream restoration project and Dauphin Island beach renourishment engineering. Click here for a full list of projects.

With Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement of this new round of funding, 78 GoMESA projects worth more than $180 million have been awarded during her administration.

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GoMESA provides for four states to share 37.5% of the qualified revenues from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leases issued since Dec. 20, 2006.

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