Mississippi's RESTORE Act State Expenditure Plan Amended and Approved

Government and Politics

June 11, 2024

From: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

JACKSON, MS - Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi’s State Expenditure Plan totaling $181 million has been amended and approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council. The plan and projects are funded through the RESTORE Act and were initially approved by Governor Reeves prior to the RESTORE Council’s consideration.

“These projects include a range of workforce training efforts, ecosystem projects, and other worthwhile endeavors,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “These investments will go a long way toward further strengthening our Gulf Coast. We will continue to ensure that every dollar meant for the coast, stays on the coast, and that these funds are strategically invested to best bolster these communities.”

The SEP describes projects and programs which Mississippi will fund under the “Spill Impact Component” (aka “Bucket 3”) of the RESTORE Act.

The projects and programs added to Mississippi’s State Expenditure Plan in the most recent (2023) and approved amendment include, among others:  Walter Anderson Museum of Art Creative Complex ($1.21 million), Workforce Training – Meeting the Needs of the Supply Chain ($5.5 million), Health Professions (HEALP) for Our Community: Health Professions Center of Excellence ($6.6 million), Coastal Science Program for Mississippi High Schools ($1,886,500), Pascagoula River Scenic Trail ($2.75 million), and the Artificial Reef Project ($1.98 million). Click here to read the full Mississippi State Expenditure Plan, get additional background and/or see a full list of the SEP projects and programs.