The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applications for its Nevada Cultural and Paleontology Resource Management Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs seek to establish partnerships that collaboratively encourage the public to learn about and engage with heritage resources in Nevada, with the goals of building a meaningful conservation stewardship legacy through expanding recreation opportunities on public lands, working to ensure meaningful consultation and self-determination for Tribes, enhancing visitor experience on public lands by better meeting infrastructure and maintenance needs, and eliminating unnecessary steps and duplicative reviews while maintaining rigorous environmental standards.
The Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs achieve these goals by:
- Protecting and preserving cultural heritage and paleontological resources for the benefit of future generations;
- Improving professional and/or public understanding of the nation’s cultural and natural history
- Providing educational, recreational, and economic opportunities for local communities and the public;
- Increasing Native American access to locations and natural resources important to traditional cultural practices and beliefs; and
- Managing heritage resource collections and associated records to appropriate standards, and providing access to the public and Native Americans.
- Identify opportunities for repatriation of ancestors and objects in museum collections to descendant Native American tribes;
Broadly, the objective is to develop partnerships to improve access to, and use of, heritage resources, and promote their educational, scientific, cultural, and recreational values in a manner that meets U.S. Department of the Interior priorities and Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Program goals. Individual projects shall meet one or more of the following objectives.
- Conduct studies, including inventory, excavation, records research, and collections-based research to improve the understanding of America’s natural and cultural history;
- Monitor at-risk heritage resources to track trends in condition and project effectiveness;
- Stabilize at-risk heritage resources;
- Train future cultural resource management practitioners and paleontologists through research projects, field schools and internships that highlight BLM resources;
- Assist with cultural heritage data and records management activities such as organizing, maintaining, and scanning site and survey records; creating, digitizing and maintaining geospatial data; and performing data entry;
- Preserve existing collections at recognized curation facilities through such activities as archival housing, stabilization or conservation;
- Broaden public access to museum collections;
- Promote engagement with Native American communities and foster partnerships with tribal governments and programs;
- Promote public engagement, learning opportunities, and conservation/preservation ethics through heritage resources education and outreach programs, events, and products;
- Develop and maintain historic sites with interpretive and educational potential.
- Partner to support BLM’s Tribal consultation efforts
- Estimated Total Funding: $455,000
- Maximum Award: $210,000
- Minimum Award: $25,000
Projects cannot be funded for more than a five-year period.
- City or township governments
- Independent school districts
- County governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Special district governments
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
For more information, visit Grants.gov.