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Bureau of Land Management: Recreation and Visitor Services – Alaska


Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications for Alaska Recreation and Visitor Services grant program to offer the greatest benefits possible to individuals and communities and to better enable communities to achieve their own desired social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

State: Alaska

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/25/2022

Size of the Grant: $200,000


The Recreation and Visitor Services Program provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities that benefit the public and local communities. The program is also responsible for implementing Administration and Department priorities, including projects to improve racial equity, diversity and inclusion; help strengthen the U.S. economy; minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate. The program is also prioritizing implementation of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act; Executive Order (E.O.) 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government; and E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

BLM Alaska has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with the following:

  • Increase and enhance access to public lands and waters.
  • Increase and enhance recreational opportunities.
  • Enhance public satisfaction at BLM recreation sites and areas.
  • Collect visitor and recreation resource data by conducting inventories and visitor assessments.
  • Conduct inventory, monitoring, data management, assessment and planning on public lands and waters.
  • Provide enriched visitor services, information, interpretation and education, including websites.
  • Protect visitor health and safety.
  • Improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • Improve motorized and non-motorized trails including trail construction and maintenance, comprehensive travel and transportation inventory and assessment, planning management and monitoring.
  • Enhance community-supported partnerships in tourism, marketing, and conservation.
  • Strengthen relationships with sovereign Tribal nations by elevating indigenous voices on their public lands through the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act.
  • Engage with diverse stakeholders and traditionally underserved populations to achieve a better understanding of how recreation contributes to their lives.
  • Enhance and increase responsible recreation messaging.
  • Develop and offer training and education, including workshops and webinars.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Funding: $250,000
  • Maximum Award: $200,000
  • Minimum Award: $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Independent school districts
  • County governments
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility: Individuals and For-Profit Organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO. This program NOFO does not support entities hiring interns or crews under the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993. The Public Lands Corps Act of 1993, 16 USC, Chapter 37, Subchapter II-Public Lands Corps, is the only legislative authority that allows BLM to “hire” interns under this authority. Therefore, eligible Youth Conservation Corps may only apply for projects developed under NOFO 15.243 – BLM Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands.

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