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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Gulf Star is a public-private partnership administered by GOMA. Gulf Star partners are agencies, businesses, and private organizations that provide funding for regional projects identified by GOMA Priority Issue Teams. The purpose of the Gulf Star program is to support foundational projects related to loss of critical habitats, coastal resilience, water quantity and quality, living marine resources, environmental education, and data/monitoring. Those priorities are reflected in GOMA’s 2016 Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.

GOMA addresses the priorities through six Priority Issue Teams: Coastal Resilience; Data and Monitoring; Education and Engagement; Habitat Resources; Water Resources; and Wildlife and Fisheries. The Teams focus on these issues and develop specific actions through a collaborative approach with scientific, technical, and resource management experts from across the region. Priority Issue Teams also cooperate on three Cross-Team Initiatives: Ecosystem Services Assessment; Marine Debris; and Conservation, Restoration, and Resilience Planning. These initiatives allow teams to leverage expertise and resources beyond their own issues to produce positive results.

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Announcement: http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/tools-and-resources/gulf-star-overview/