BLM (Arizona), Arizona Fossil Recovery and Curation, Arizona State Office

The summary for the BLM (Arizona), Arizona Fossil Recovery and Curation, Arizona State Office 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 (Arizona), Arizona Fossil Recovery and Curation, Arizona State Office: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

Paleontologists and other professional staff will assist the BLM AZSO, paleontology program coordinators and Field Office Mangers in Arizona to monitor, inventory and recover paleontological resources from public land in Arizona. These inventories and collections focus on a number of areas throughout the state. Contextual data they collect will be documented and submitted to the BLM for use in planning and resource management. Paleontological resources recovered will be curated at an approved repository and used for research and educational programs.

The curation of paleontological resources includes maintaining a collections database, providing a secure facility for the long term preservation of the collections, making the collections available for research and providing outreach to the general public and the scientific community. The recipient will maintain a database which documents fossil localities throughout Arizona as well as specimens in the collections. The database has been and will continue to be updated and imported into a GIS format that can be used by the BLM for resource management decisions, long range planning, and site specific projects.

To provide for the long term preservation of these Heritage Assets, proper equipment and storage must be maintained by the repository. This includes purchase of secure cabinetry, a secure and monitored collections facility, and proper documentation and tracking of the collections. Outreach efforts by the recipient may include, teacher workshops, scientific publications, natural history films and family and children's educational opportunities. These outreach efforts may involve public fossils in museum collections or field trips/ educational opportunities to public lands.

Federal Grant Title: BLM (Arizona), Arizona Fossil Recovery and Curation, Arizona State Office
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00002
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
CFDA Descriptions: Cultural Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2016 Submission Dates and Times See annou
Original Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2016 Submission Dates and Times See annou
Posted Date: Nov 16, 2015
Creation Date: Nov 16, 2015
Archive Date: Jan 20, 2016
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,700
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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
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
Grant Announcement Contact
Eddie W Bell Jr, Grants Management Officer, (602) 417-9268

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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