(JACKSON, Miss.) – Governor Tate Reeves will kick off the 2022 meeting of the Governor’s Gulf Coast Advisory Committee on May 12 in Biloxi. The Committee’s seven key focus areas are: Tourism, Eco-Restoration, Economic Development, Seafood, Infrastructure, Small Business, and Workforce, Research/Education.

The Committee will review and evaluate project ideas submitted to MDEQ’s Restoration Project Idea portal and recommend projects to the Governor to be considered for funding under the Direct Impact Component and Spill Impact Component of the RESTORE Act.

“In the aftermath of tragedy, Mississippians showcased their charity and hospitality as they came together to rebuild and revitalize our Gulf Coast communities,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “Today, this important restoration effort continues to be one of my top priorities. I am thankful for the continued work of the Gulf Coast Advisory Committee in helping to guide these funds into the most effective restoration efforts.”

“The work of the Advisory Committee is an important part of our overall effort to implement projects that are strategically designed to help restore both the economy and natural resources of the Gulf Coast,” said Chris Wells, MDEQ Executive Director.

The kick off meeting will take place at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Hospitality & Resort Management Center located at 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531 at 10:00am.

Project ideas may be submitted for consideration using the MDEQ’s Restoration Project Idea portal here.

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