The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applications to assist with fuels management and community fire assistance program activities to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires to local communities through coordination, reducing the amount of hazardous fuels, and furthering the education of landowners about wildfire prevention and mitigation.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000,000
Grant Duration: 5 years
These activities will assist BLM in addressing the effects of climate change by working to create resilient landscapes and communities, will create jobs, and it will help further conservation and restoration efforts by providing an opportunity to support planning and implementation of hazardous fuels reduction projects in wild-land urban interface (WUI) areas and education and outreach programs that help create fire adapted communities and resilient landscapes.
Program Strategic Goals:
- Accomplish fuels management activities on federal and non-federal land.
- Develop and implement fire education, training, and/or community action plans/programs.
- Conduct Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), community wildfire assessments, and planning activities.
- Expand community capability to enhance local employment opportunities.
- Develop and implement short and long-term monitoring and maintenance plans for hazardous fuels reduction, community fire education and training, and community action programs.
This program continues to advance the Department of the Interior’s priorities to create a conservation stewardship legacy while generating revenue and utilizing our natural resources. BLM’s continued commitment to reduce and streamline its processes and procedures to serve its customers and the public better and faster across all its program areas. These reforms allow the Bureau to complete important on–the-groundwork.
- Estimated Total Funding: $50,000,00
- Maximum Award: $10,000,000
- Minimum Award: $50,000
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.
- City or township governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Special district governments
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments
- County governments
- 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 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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