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Apply for a CITGO Gulf Region Grant

The next round of CITGO Gulf Region Grants will begin in Summer 2019. Stay tuned.

Restore America’s Estuaries is excited to partner with CITGO to provide grants to organizations and groups interested in hosting National Estuaries Week events in the Gulf of Mexico region. These grants are intended to provide groups with funding to host new events, or to increase the impact of existing events, in celebration of National Estuaries Week.

In 2018, this program awarded grants to eight organizations who together engaged more than 3,000 volunteers, collected 58,000 pounds of trash, cleaned 160 miles of shorelines, removed nearly 1,000 invasive species, and planted more than 300 trees.


  • Applicants must be a registered non-profit, government entity, or community organization
  • Funded project must be located in the Gulf of Mexico region

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Potential for this funding to increase event capacity
  • Expected impact of the event on local communities and ecosystems
  • Potential of the event to increase the reach and impact of National Estuaries Week
  • Demonstration of community engagement and outreach
  • Funding need

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