Residents can view the proposed MYIP amendment plan at www.santarosa.fl.gov/RESTORE. Hard copies are also available for review from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the grants and special programs office located in Suite G at 6495 Caroline St. in Milton or at each of the five public county libraries. All comments must be received by July 1 at 4:30 p.m. Residents may submit written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Attn: RESTORE Program Manager
6495 Caroline St. Suite G
Milton, FL 32570
The RESTORE Act requires Santa Rosa County to create a MYIP. The county may periodically amend its plan as needed following opportunity for public input. Projects included in the plan must address one or more of the eligible activities defined in the RESTORE Act:
- Restoration and protection of natural resources.
- Mitigation of damage to natural resources.
- Implementation of a federally approved marine or coastal management plan.
- Workforce development and job creation.
- Improving state parks affected by the spill.
- Infrastructure projects benefiting the economy or ecological resources.
- Flood protection and infrastructure.
- Promotion of tourism.
- Promotion of gulf seafood consumption.
Projects within the MYIP are funded with RESTORE Act’s Treasury-Administered Direct Component. Over a 15 year period, Santa Rosa County’s estimated gross allocation will be approximately $29 million.