BP Tourism Grants Distribution

BP Tourism Grant Money Distribution

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GULF SHORES, Alabama -

Baldwin County's tourism industry was severely crippled when the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, 2010.

As part of a proposed settlement to promote, market and restore tourism along the Gulf Coast, BP agreed to distribute roughly 60 million dollars in grants to four states impacted by the oil spill.

In the second phase of tourism grant distribution, the city of Gulf Shores received half a million dollars.

Gulf Shores will use its tourism grant to build Waterway Village- a retail and shopping complex located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

But city officials believe the recent 500-thousand dollar grant is not enough.

"We did apply for additional grant money, but at this point, we haven't received any," says Grant Brown with Gulf Shores. "We were impacted greater or as much as any other state along the entire Coast." 

Orange Beach was given 270-thousand dollars to expand and improve the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.

Foley was recently awarded 182-thousand in tourism grants to build the Coastal Alabama Farmers' and Fisherman's Market.

 

 

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