Bureau of Land Management: Forest and Woodlands Resource Management

The Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) National Forest and Woodland Resource Management Program manages and conserves 56 million acres of forest and woodland in 12 western States and Alaska.

Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management

Country: U.S.

State: All States

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/17/2022

Size of the Grant: $25,000


These forests provide a range of ecosystem services including wildlife habitat, hydrologic function, carbon sequestration, and sustainable harvest of forest products valued by society. A primary activity of the program is to maintain and improve the resilience of forest and woodland ecosystems to wildfire, insects, disease, and drought through density management using timber sales, Stewardship agreements, and other agreements. In addition, the program conducts reforestation on lands that have been impacted by high severity disturbances such as wildlife, insect epidemics, and drought to restore forest cover and functioning forest ecosystems.

Funded projects under this program will focus on high priority work effecting the program nationally crossing state boundaries such as activities that promote forest and woodland health, sustainable forest management, fire resiliency, biomass utilization for bioenergy, habitat conservation needs, and insect, disease and fire recovery. These activities could include, but are not limited to: planting trees, pre-commercial and commercial thinning, salvage/sanitation forest treatments, control of competing vegetation, fuels reduction, riparian or upland restoration, project development and layout, planning analysis and document preparation needed in concert with or to carry out Land Use Planning Decisions, Endangered Species Act or cultural clearances, data collection, and monitoring.

Priority activities under this announcement include preparation, administration, or implementation projects that treat forest and woodlands nationally (see following description):

  • One or more components of preparing a project (site surveys, environmental clearances, NEPA preparation, project layout, timber cruising, timber marking, boundary designation, and other tasks related to preparing a project).
  • One or more components of administering a project (subcontracting, advertising for bid, awarding a subcontract or timber sale, subcontract performance inspection, and other tasks related to administering a project.
  • Activities to achieve Land Management Goals or acres/ units of forest or woodland treatments conducted.

Proposals should support one or more of the strategic goals addressing how it affects the bureau as a whole. Projects addressing specific State boundaries must apply under the State’s specific Forest and Woodlands Resource Management NOFO.

Program Strategic Goals:

  • Implement science-based forest restoration projects to improve forest health and resilience to wildfires, insects, disease, and drought.
  • Sustainable harvest of forests and woodlands to produce a continuous supply of wood products and biomass for renewable energy.
  • Salvage dead and dying timber to reduce fuels, in balance with the need for wildlife habitat, watershed function, and soil stability, while supporting local economies.
  • Provide the public with commercial and personal use opportunities to harvest products such as firewood, Christmas trees, boughs, greenery, medicinal plants, fence posts, and pinyon pine nuts from forests and woodlands.
  • Expedite the NEPA processes to accelerate the removal of beetle-killed timber to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire and minimize risks to the recreating public.

Funding Information

  • Maximum Award: $25,000
  • Minimum Award: $10,000

Eligibility Criteria

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

For more information, visit Grants.gov.