DMR funding according tostate Finance Administration
DMR takes the lead on spending millions in federal money for Coast preservation and restoration projects. It has law enforcement jurisdiction over coastal waterways. The agency has also handled distribution of millions of dollars from the BP oil spill.
For example, in 2011, DMR got about $18 million in state funding, but received $111 million more in federal money and grants. For 2012's budget, the DMR received a $19 million appropriation, plus about $64 million in other funds, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration.
Out of its state money, DMR gets a portion of gasoline, oil and petroleum tax collections, which resulted in $3 million for the agency under the budget the Legislature set for 2013. It gets other money, too, including Tidelands money, which comes from the proceeds of leases on waterfront areas of the Coast. For its 2013 budget, DMR gets $9.8 million in Tidelands funds, intended to fund coastal improvement projects.
-- Michael Newsom