Gulf Star is a public-private partnership administered by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a 501c3 public charity with flexibility to collaborate with others in the Gulf region. The goal of the Gulf Star program is to facilitate partnerships between the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and outside funders who wish to use their investments strategically to achieve measurable results around priority issues that are common to all five states of the Gulf of Mexico region:

  • Sustainable seafood
  • Loss of critical habitats
  • Coastal resilience
  • Water quality and quantity
  • Living marine resources
  • Data and monitoring

Water Resources Team requests proposals for Texas water quality economics project

The GOMA Water Resources Team is currently soliciting proposals for a new project to examine the economic impacts of recurring brown tide harmful algal bloom events in Baffin Bay, Texas. The economic data will support ongoing work to improve water quality and restore this iconic bay system. The deadline for proposals is July 9, 2021.

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Gulf Star Application (2021 WQ Economics RFP)

Gulf Star Partners

Gulf Star partners are those state and federal agencies, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and private citizens working in the region that support the goal of addressing common issues on a regional basis. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance leverages contributions from public partners with those from our private partners to maximize the total resources available for regional projects.


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To learn more about being a Gulf Star Corporate partner, contact Development Director Becky Ginn, Becky.Ginn@gomxa.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits to participating as a Gulf Star partner?
You will become a supporting member of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s network of partnerships in a coordinated effort to address the most important issues facing the Gulf region.

How are Gulf Star projects developed?
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Priority Issue Teams develop project concepts that address specific actions from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.

How do I apply for grants under the Gulf Star program?
Join a Priority Issue Team! There are no dues or membership fees. All Gulf Star proposals are solicited through the Priority Issue Teams and awardees are expected to be a contributing member of the Team. Joining a team is easy – simply let the Team Coordinator know to add your contact information to their Team list. You will immediately begin receiving periodic email updates and notices for Team calls, relevant workshops, and funding opportunities.

Application of the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment | Aransas County, TX: Joining the Community Rating System | Building Industry Engagement | Citizen Science Water Monitoring in the Florida Panhandle | Citizen Scientist Microplastic Monitoring and Outreach | Cleanup of Largo Sound and John Pennekamp Waters | Climate and Resilience Case Study Videos | Coastal Resilience and Marine Debris Videos | Coastal Resilience Video Coordination | Conducting Best Available Science Reviews on RESTORE Council-Funded Projects | Connectivity of Sea Turtles in Gulf Habitats | Covington, LA: Developing a Flood Response Plan | Covington, LA: Improving Stormwater Drainage | Cross-Sector Snapshot of Community Resilience | Developing Capacity for Adaptation and Resilience Planning | Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Action Plan | Economic Impacts of Water Quality Issues | Embrace the Gulf Social Media Campaign | Enhancing GOMAportal to Improve Data Access | Evaluating the Impacts of Hurricanes on Dolphins | Expansion of a Handheld Genetic HAB Sensor Network | Expansion of Glider Operations to Inform HAB Prediction | Fairhope, AL: Designing Flood Water Mitigation Measures | Fostering Resilient Building Practices | Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Field House Rehab | Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Community of Practice | Gulf of Mexico Open Data Platform | Gulf TREE | Gulf-wide Seagrass Monitoring and Needs Assessment  | Hurricane Harvey Sea Turtle Hospital Pool Project | Improving Regional Data Sharing | Improving Water Quality by Utilizing Floating Wetlands | Incorporating Socio-Economic Indicators into the Community Resilience Index | Increasing Resources for Homeowner Preparedness | Islamorada, FL: Mapping the High Hazard Area | Linking Science Communication and Municipal Planning | Living Shoreline Data Inventory, Gap Analysis, and Geodatabase | Living Shoreline Stabilization at DeSoto National Memorial | Living Shoreline Suitability Model for Tampa Bay | Louisiana Citizen Science Water Monitoring | Louisiana Inshore to Offshore Water Monitoring | Louisiana Sediment Planning Tool Development | Marine Debris Dash | Marine Debris Education and Prevention Program | Matagorda Bay Oyster Reef Enhancement | Monitoring and Metadata Catalog | New Orleans Youth Conservation Corps – Invasive Species | New Port Richey, FL: Increasing Flood Protection | Nutrient Reduction Social and Civic Engagement Survey | Ocean Springs, MS: Increasing Business Continuity | Orange Beach, AL: Communicating Risk | Plastic Free Gulf Coast | Pointe-Au-Chien Community Resilience | Regional Sediment Management Tool for the Northern Gulf of Mexico | Replacing Animal Care Equipment for Rehabilitation | Seagrass Status and Trends | South Padre Island, TX: Creating a Shoreline Management Master Plan | Species Recovery Plan Review | Stakeholder Resources for Living Shorelines | Tangipahoa Parish, LA: Enhancing Flood Protection Policies | Terrebonne/LaFourche Parishes, LA: Using Recycled Oyster Shells to Prevent Erosion | Texas Citizen Science Water Monitoring | Tracking Trash | Understanding Recovery and Species Use of Restored Habitats | Updates to the Homeowners Handbook | Updating StormSmart Connect | Updating the Coastal Community Resilience Index | Watershed Monitoring with Underserved High School Students | Wind Engineering Testing for Optimal Design for Wind Hazard