White ibis in Louisiana | Credit: Randy Olson/Melissa Farlow

​Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund: Timetable

In accordance with the terms of the plea agreements, payments into the Fund will occur over a five-year period, with more than half the funding coming in years four and five. As payments are received, NFWF will allocate funds into segregated accounts by state in accordance with the formula established by the plea agreements. As funds become available, NFWF intends to obligate funds for projects to begin repairing damage to the Gulf Coast’s natural resources and communities.

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