The Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications for its 2024 Eastern States Aquatic Resource Management Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Eastern States (ES) Aquatic Resources Program protects and restores riparian and wetland areas, aquatic habitats, and water resources to provide functioning ecosystems for a combination of balanced and diverse uses including fish and wildlife, and for the long-term needs of future generations.
The BLM (ES) Aquatic Resources Program’s core functions include:
- Decision Support
- Inventory, assess, and monitor aquatic resources to inform the understanding of condition and trend, guide the BLM’s management activities, and assess regulatory compliance.
- Maintain and protect the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of aquatic resources
- Restore aquatic resources affected by past and present impacts, aquatic invasive species, wildfire, drought, and floods; and increase their resistance, resilience, and adaptability to the impacts of climate change.
- Water Resource Sustainability
- Identify the quantity and quality of water required to conserve and restore riparian and wetland areas and aquatic habitats, and secure water rights and protections, so sufficient water is physically and legally available for all public land management purposes.
- Environmental Compliance
- Ensure full compliance with applicable federal law, Executive Orders, regulations, and policy and with state laws where such compliance does not conflict with federal law mandates.
The BLM (ES) Aquatic Resources Program has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with:
- Contributing to the above-described Program core functions.
- Combating climate change and habitat loss impacts to aquatic resources.
- Restoring and connecting degraded aquatic resources.
- Increasing ecosystem resistance, resilience, and adaptability to drought, wildfires, and floods.
- Determining acceptable levels of hydrologic and ecological change given BLM management objectives.
- Advancing inventory, assessment, and monitoring activities and tools.
- Preventing the establishment and spread of invasive species.
- Increasing public knowledge of aquatic habitats on BLM managed lands, including with a targeted focus on communities of color, low-income families, and rural and indigenous communities.
- Estimated Total Funding: $225,000
- Maximum Award: $200,000
- Minimum Award: $25,000
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.