The Gulf CRP combines the efforts of two federal programs, natural
resource agencies from the five gulf states and the Gulf of Mexico
Foundation. Agencies from Caribbean countries are included in the
The NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program
provides funding for on-the-ground restoration projects,
expertise in implementing the projects and valuable experience in
promoting and managing locally driven restoration activities.
Gulf of Mexico Program brings to the partnership a
management network involving the five gulf states, nonprofit
organizations, and academic institutions.
Participants in the Gulf Ecological Management Sites program have worked cooperatively to establish
to identify 134 ecologically
significant habitat areas across the gulf states and to develop a GEMS information network to serve as a tool for disseminating information
and for site planning and management.
The Gulf of Mexico Foundation
coordinates both the Gulf and Caribbean CRP efforts and administers the grant funding.