The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is inviting applicants for its 2024 National Conservation Lands-Management Studies Support Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The BLM is unique in its mission of managing the public lands for multiple use and sustained yield of resources, including conservation.
The BLM manages these special areas to maintain and enhance their conservation values with the goal to conserve, protect, and restore these important landscapes and their outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values. These areas range from broad Alaskan tundra to red rock deserts and from deep river canyons to rugged ocean coastlines and include some of America’s finest natural and cultural treasures. The National Conservation Lands include the following unit designations:
- National Monuments and National Conservation Areas;
- Wilderness/Wilderness Study Areas;
- National Wild and Scenic Rivers;
- National Scenic and Historic Trails;
- California Desert National Conservation Lands; and
- Other similar Congressional designations such as Outstanding Natural Areas, National Scenic Areas, and Cooperative Management Areas
- The National Conservation Lands financially support studies aimed at increasing understanding of the resources present on BLM lands and the effectiveness of BLM’s resource management decisions. The program seeks to develop and maintain strong partnerships with State, local, university, tribal, and non-profit stakeholders in shared conservation stewardship by engaging partners in conducting management-focused research on the National Conservation Lands. Results from these studies on National Conservation Lands will inform management strategies utilized throughout BLM as well as other land management entities.
- The Management Studies Support Program for National Conservation Lands will utilize partnerships with University, State, local, tribal, and non-profit entities to gather the best available data and synthesize information to support BLM’s land management decision processes and co-stewardship initiatives.
- Estimated Total Funding: $350,000
- Maximum Award: $40,000
- Minimum Award: $5,000
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.
- 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
For more information, visit Grants.gov.