BLM AZ CESU CCS Wildlife Water Catchment Reconstruction/Repair Arizona Strip District AZ

The summary for the BLM AZ CESU CCS Wildlife Water Catchment Reconstruction/Repair Arizona Strip District AZ grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Land Management, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BLM AZ CESU CCS Wildlife Water Catchment Reconstruction/Repair Arizona Strip District AZ: a. Background:

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners). The Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the Desert Southwestâ¿¿s natural, cultural, and social resources. The CESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users, and educators.

BLM and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) have partnered to ensure water is available for wildlife in Arizona. There are over 180 wildlife water developments on BLM administered lands in the Arizona Strip. Some of these water developments were first built back to the 1940s. These developments are critical to Arizonaâ¿¿s wildlife populations. BLM and AGFD cooperatively manage these developments. Many of the over 180 wildlife waters on the AZ Strip have failed or have become dilapidated to the point that they are no longer useable to wildlife. More than 70% of these waters were cooperatively built with the AGFD, Non-government organizations, or private individuals. When fully functional, these facilities provided a vital limiting resource to a wide variety of wildlife, including endangered, threatened, and sensitive species. These sites have fallen into disrepair due to a variety of factors. There has not been sufficient funding or available BLM personnel to complete annual monitoring of catchments or document additional repair needs. Drought has put a high stress load on virtually all wildlife species in this arid area, including big game, non-game, and special status species.

b. Objectives:

The proposed project would expedite the on-going repair and/or reconstruction efforts of catchments by BLM working side by side with the recipient. Completion of this work would minimize or eliminate what is estimated to be large scale wildlife die-offs during drought years.
Federal Grant Title: BLM AZ CESU CCS Wildlife Water Catchment Reconstruction/Repair Arizona Strip District AZ
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00105
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322042
CFDA Descriptions: Challenge Cost Share
Current Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: May 6, 2016
Creation Date: May 6, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 11, 2016
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants

The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this announcement. Failure to meet eligibility requirements will result in precluding the BLM from making an award. Eligible applicant types are:

Unrestricted, anyone may apply

2. Cost Sharing or Matching

Non-federal partners are expected to match BLM Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP) funds at or near one-to-one (1:1) for their respective projects. If there is more than one non-federal partner for a project their total contributions may be combined to meet the 1:1 cost share goal.

3. Other Eligibility Restrictions

This financial assistance opportunity is also open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner's Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr (602) 417-9268

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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