Through a partnership with energy company CITGO, Restore America's Estuaries is offering grants to organizations, groups or government entitities interested in hosting locally-based volunteer events in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Those events should focus on clean-up, restoration or another educational event that would take place between October and December of this year.

The applications are evaluated based on how the funding would increase the event's capacity, the expected impact on local communities, evidence of community engagement and the applicant's need.

The deadline for grant applications is Nov. 1. Applications can be downloaded here.