RESTORE Act

The RESTORE Act of 2012 is an acronym for: Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012. The RESTORE Act established a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund in the U.S. Treasury in which 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties from the Deep Horizon Oil Spill will be distributed to impacted areas for recovery.

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) is assisting in facilitating a Consortium of 23 Gulf Coast Counties for implementation of the RESTORE Act. For future updates and information about the RESTORE Act Consortium, please visit this web page. For details see links below.

 

The Board adopted Resolution 13-47 on March 5, 2013 and appointed the following members to the committee:

Okaloosa County RESTORE Council
Okaloosa League of Cities North (Crestview) - JB Whitten
Okaloosa League of Cities South (Destin) - Sam Seevers
Charter Boat Association and Fishermen’s Cooperative - Gary Jarvis
Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce - Dr. Jack Azzaretto
Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce –Brian Haugen
Okaloosa County School Board - Dewey Destin
EDC - Kay Rasmussen
Tourism - Martin Owen
Environmental - Dr. Steve Shippee
Citizen At Large - Jonathan Tallman
Citizen At Large - James Breitenfeld

RESTORE Act - Agendas

2015 2014 2013
December 4, 2014
November 5, 2014
October 21, 2014
September 29, 2014
September 17, 2014
September 3, 2014
July 2, 2014
May 28, 2014
April 3, 2014
March 5, 2014
February 13, 2014
January 8, 2014
December 5, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 3, 2013
Sept. 4, 2013
August 8, 2013
July 18, 2013

RESTORE Act - Presentations

2015 2014 2013
December 4, 2014
November 5, 2014
September 29, 2014
September 3, 2014
July 2, 2014
June 17, 2014
May 28, 2014
April 3, 2014
March 5, 2014
February 13, 2014
February 13, 2014 Slides
January 8, 2014
December 5, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 3, 2013
September 4, 2013
Commissioner Parisot

RESTORE Act - Minutes

2015 2014 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

December 5, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 3, 2013
September 4, 2013
August 8, 2013
July 18, 2013

 

 

RESTORE Act - Videos

2015 2014 2013
November 05, 2014
September 03, 2014
March 05, 2014
July 18, 2013
January 15, 2013
September 11, 2012

The Okaloosa County RESTORE Council (ORAC) will be accepting project proposals starting March 9, 2015 and closing on May 8, 2015 at midnight.  For small projects (under $90K) please download and fill out Part A and submit it through the "Submit Proposal" tab.  For large projects (over $90K) you will need to download Part A and Part B and submit them through the "Submit Proposal" tab.  

 




 

SMALL PROJECTS (EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN $90,000)

*Highlighted Proposals are scheduled for presentations to the ORAC on June 3, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center

  PROPOSED ACTIVITY NAME: REQUESTED:
1 City of Crestview Environmental Center Revitalization and Rehabilitation $90,000.00
2 All Hands On STEM (AHOS) - Pitsco Education  $87,255.00
3 B2B - Bridge to Bridge Pathway & Trail - Okaloosa Island $90,000.00
4 Capital Campaign for Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) $90,000.00
5 Student-Led Habitat Restoration in Okaloosa County $90,000.00
6 Choctawhatchee High School Workforce Development Program $89,995.00
7 "Environment First" Redesign of the Automotive Service Technology Workforce Development Program $67,500.00
8 Connecting the Millennial Warrior - Opening the Gate $89,500.00
9 Create New BioMedical Program $64,055.00
10 Implementing New HVAC Program $82,615.00
11 C.W. Ruckel STEM Class $16,500.00
12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Program $89,750.00
13 Destin Dolphin SMART Project $90,000.00
14 Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert $90,000.00
15 FWB Bicycle Lane Enhancement Program $83,365.00
16 FWB Residential Curbside Recycling $80,000.00
17 Entrepreneurship Bootcamps and Community Entrepreneurship Education Series $85,000.00
18 Gulf-to-Table Fishing and Seafood Marketing Campaign $90,000.00
19 High School Electricity Workforce Development Program $85,450.00
20 Lenwood Jackson Road Improvements $90,000.00
21 Life Center of Gregg Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church $90,000.00
22 Davidson Middle School Scientific Method Initiative $89,941.18
23 The NeighborWood at Emerald Coast Science Center $89,999.00
24 Renovation and Enlargement of Culinary Arts Program $90,000.00
25 Multi-use Outdoor Community Facility $83,000.00
26 Environmental/Ecological Science Fair Projects $36,862.00
27 Okaloosa Lane Bridge Conversion $90,000.00
28 Okaloosa Duffle $90,000.00
29 Preservation Trail $90,000.00
30 Bringing Up the Trades $67,321.50
31 Sea Palm Condominium Seawall Restoration $31,000.00
32 SocialShelfspace - Online Optimization and Asset Creation to Increase Tourism $81,000.00
33 SSTRIDE $89,999.99
34 Enhancing the STEM Biomedical Sciences Program $11,038.93
35 Extending Effectiveness of #EmeraldCoasting $89,780.00
36 Golf the Gulf: Promoting Okaloosa as a premier golfing destination $89,499.00
37 Team River Runner - Emerald Coast Chapter $20,000.00
38 Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program $89,998.00
39 Lift Station Rehabilitation $89,999.99
40 Emerald Coast Visitors Welcome Center Technology Updates $83,161.00
41 MSBU RESTORE Grant $80,000.00
42 109 Brooks Street Pirate Snack Shop $90,000.00
43 ECWR Imperiled Bird Nesting $81,069.25
44 Financial Storehouse $89,925.19
45 Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center RESTORE $89,580.00
46 Okaloosa Island Pier Lighting $90,000.00
47 Okaloosa Island Pier Plumbing $90,000.00
48 Okaloosa Island Pier- Install Hi Definition Security System/Webcam $11,955.71
49 Early Learning Coalition $80,000.00
     
  TOTAL: $3,836,115.74




 

LARGE PROJECTS (ABOVE $90,000)

*The highlighted proposals are scheduled for presentations to the ORAC on June 17, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Destin City Hall Annex

  PROPOSED ACTIVITY NAME: REQUESTED:
1 Purchase Multi-Purpose Boat for Environmental Marine Response $437,100.00
2 CAST (Coastal Agriculture, Science, and Technology) 3 Year Plan $245,835.74
3 CAST (Coastal Agriculture, Science, and Technology) 5 Year Plan $397,423.74
4 Economic Revitalization of Niceville's Historic "Old Downtown" $400,000.00
5 Shady Lane Drainage Project $750,000.00
6 Clement Taylor Park Restoration $750,000.00
7 Education Center $800,000.00
8 F.I.M. Boulevard Extension $500,000.00
9 FWB Landing Waterfront Improvements Phase 1 $1,099,463.00
10 Liza Jackson Park Dock & Boat Ramp Replacement $245,000.00
11 FWB BMX & Skate Park $250,000.00
12 Fort Walton Beach High School- Sports Medicine Institute $1,647,161.00
13 Captain Royal Melvin Heritage Park and Plaza $1,250,000.00
14 Laffitte Crescent Stormwater Infrastructure Retrofit $432,000.00
15 Mary Esther Lift Station $1,387,700.00
16 Mobile Marine Science Laboratory $350,000.00
17 Lake Pippin Area Sanitary Sewer Improvement $2,000,000.00
18 Okaloosa County Snorkel/Dive Reef Construction $1,229,480.00
19 Solar Photovoltaic System Design, Installation, & Maintainence Workforce Development Program $198,900.00
20 South Boulevard Stormwater Infrastructure Retrofit $3,797,000.00
21 Steele Road Dirt-to-Pave Improvements $400,000.00
22 Revenue Guarantee for New Airline Service at VPS $6,000,000.00
23 Okaloosa Island Pier Shack Replacement $423,701.00
24 Okaloosa island Pier Decking Replacement $230,000.00
     
  TOTAL: $25,220,764.48

ORAC Small Project Scoresheets (Final)

ORAC Large Project Scoresheets (Final)