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IIJA Bureau of Land Management Arizona Recreation and Visitor Services


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applications for its Arizona Recreation and Visitor Services to support strong local economies and public land conservation.

Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

State: Arizona

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 07/24/2023

Size of the Grant: $150,000

Grant Duration: 5 years


The BLM’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.

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; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate.

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

BLM Arizona 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 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: $150,000
  • Minimum Award: $15,000

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

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