Community-based Restoration Partnership

Community-based Habitat Restoration Partnership.

The Community-based Restoration Partnership (CRP) promotes conservation at a grass-roots level, funding citizen-driven habitat restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

The CRP brings together several partners – state and federal governmental entities, non-profit organizations, citizens and business – in a collaborative effort to provide funding and support for coastal habitat restoration projects.

Since 2001, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation has administered the program, managing 79 restoration projects to improve 15,000 acres throughout the Gulf and Caribbean. To bring the projects to life, volunteers have logged more than 50,000 hours and partners have donated more than $5.5 million in funding.

The GCRP funding opportunity is currently closed.  Please check back periodically for updates on future funding.


To date, in the Gulf, 34 CRP projects have been completed and 10 projects are underway. In the Caribbean, four projects have been completed and four are underway. In total, more than 30,000 volunteer hours have contributed to these projects.

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The Gulf CRP combines the efforts of two federal programs, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and natural resource agencies from the five gulf states. Agencies from Caribbean countries are also included in the Caribbean CRP.

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