Governor Ivey announces $67M in GoMESA-funded projects

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced over $67 million for 27 projects, which are supported by funds from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GoMESA). photo

These projects focus on water quality improvements, research, land acquisitions and recreational access improvements, which are included in the original intent and authorized use of GoMESA funds.

During the last week’s event, Governor Ivey announced the significant, new round of GoMeSA funds, emphasizing the critical role these projects will play across the state and sharing her appreciation to the vital partnerships and communities that helped implement these projects.

“Working closely with Commissioner Blankenship, I am pleased to report today that over $67 million dollars have been allocated to fund projects to further protect this region and provide quality public accessibility to the rivers, bay and other waterways of South Alabama,” said Ivey.

Some of 2023 State of Alabama Funded GoMESA Projects:

  • Dauphin Island Beach Renourishment Engineering, Design and Permitting: $1,250,000,
  • Chocolatta Bay Boat Ramp Replacement Mobile Causeway:  $650,000,
  • Fairhope Magnolia Beach Renourishment: $620,000,
  • Fairhope Fly Creek Stream Restoration Project:  $2,740,000,
  • Port of Mobile Coastal Resiliency Study: $200,000, etc.