Bureau of Land Management New Mexico Recreation and Visitor Services Program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applicants for its Recreation and Visitor Services.

Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

State: New Mexico

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 04/03/2023

Size of the Grant: $50,000

Grant Duration: 5 years


The Bureau of Land Management’s Recreation and Visitor Services Program oversees a broad and complex set of recreation related programs, which provide a multitude of recreation opportunities and experiences. These recreation resources and visitor services support strong local economies and public land conservation. As BLM works to enhance recreational opportunities, they strive to remain a good neighbor and partner.

The BLM manages recreation resources and visitor services 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.

Program Strategic Goals

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; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate.

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

  • Increase and enhance access to BLM 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 BLM public lands and waters.
  • Locate, inventory, monitor, survey, and nominate significant caves on BLM public lands.
  • 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 our 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

  • Maximum Award $50,000
  • Minimum Award $10,000

Project Period

Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated to range between one and no more than five years and are determined based on the period of performance as stated on the recipient’s project proposal.

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private 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 IIPublic 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

For more information, visit Grants.gov.