BLM- AZ Phoenix District Office (PDO) Recreation and Public Lands Restoration and Maintenance

The summary for the BLM- AZ Phoenix District Office (PDO) Recreation and Public Lands Restoration and Maintenance 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 Phoenix District Office (PDO) Recreation and Public Lands Restoration and Maintenance: Project Background Information: Youth organizations are to provide youth or teams of youth to work side by side with BLM AZ Phoenix District Office (PDO) and other Public Lands administered by the BLM within the district. Teams or individual youth that will work side by side with the BLM to assist with conservation, restoration, and other natural resource management projects. Each youth corps team usually consists of a project leader and youth corps members. On the part of BLM, the program is a continuation of similar projects conducted under cooperative agreement L13AC00103, "BLM-AZ Trail Development and Maintenance." The partner in this referenced program, the "Southwest Conservation Corps," has recently re-organized into the "Arizona Conservation Corps." This non-governmental, non-profit organization employs youth interested in obtaining work experience and educational opportunities in natural resource management. Work typically includes such projects as trail maintenance, route signing, collection and removal of trash and debris left by recreation and illegal drug smuggling, restoration of public lands damaged by illegal and cross country vehicle travel, and tree and brush removal. Project Objective: The principle purpose of this agreement is to provide young adults a safe, educational job experience to better prepare them for entering the workforce and by exposing them to a variety of work experiences, basic skills training and a structured work environment about public land resources. This will provide long-term benefits by providing academic and environmental education opportunities for young adults. The type of work will differ from site to site while working side by side with BLM staff and may include: restoration activities; trail assembly and maintenance; recondition old BLM roads; campground maintenance; desert clean-ups; removal of trash, fabricate and landscaping debris, abandoned vehicles, and other items on public lands; wildlife and fisheries habitat restoration; fuels reduction; seed collection; sediment and erosion control; user education and outreach; maintenance of water developments; fence and barrier installations; removal of range fences; installation of route signing; route closure and restoration; inventory of plants and wildlife; cultural site recordation, identify land status; stabilization and rehabilitation of areas damaged by wildland fires; reclaim and restore arid lands or other sensitive ecosystems damaged by off-highway vehicle use, recreational activities, and mining operations; repair and maintenance on informational kiosks and interpretive signs; work with volunteers to monitor sites. The youth organization will provide all the necessary motor vehicles, trailers, equipment, tools, and other field supplies for the youth corps teams. They must have their own fleet of motor vehicles and trailers to transport youth corps members, equipment, tools and field supplies to the work sites. The organization will also be expected to provide all the materials, supplies, traditional tools, (shovels, loppers, brush saws, cross-cut saws, Pulaski axes, McLeod rakes, fire rakes, picks, rock bars, etc.) camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, cooking supplies, etc.) food and other field supplies needed for teams to be effective on the job.
Federal Grant Title: BLM- AZ Phoenix District Office (PDO) Recreation and Public Lands Restoration and Maintenance
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00173
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.225
CFDA Descriptions: Recreation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2014 The electronic submission into Grant
Original Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2014 The electronic submission into Grant
Posted Date: Jun 24, 2014
Creation Date: Jun 24, 2014
Archive Date: Aug 4, 2014
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
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

A. Eligible Applicants: Anyone

B. Cost Sharing or Matching: Youth Corps Program 25% The BLM will pay no more than 75% of each project.
Grant Announcement Contact
Eddie W Bell Jr, Grants Management Officer, 602-417-9268

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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