The Corps Network awarded NOAA's collaborative GulfCorps as a 2019 Project of the Year, and a GulfCorps crew member as a Corpsmember of the Year. The initiative trains young people to restore coastal habitats and gain job skills.
Effort aims to restore oceanic, highly migratory fish from impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by partnering with fishermen on a voluntary six month break from pelagic longline fishing. Participants also have options to use alternative gear that
$6 million in Community-based Restoration Program funding available for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2019. In response to the recent lapse in appropriations, NOAA has modified the deadlines and review process for this Federal Funding