BLM-(Arizona), BLM AZ Maricopa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Continuation Phoenix District Office (PDO)

The summary for the BLM-(Arizona), BLM AZ Maricopa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Continuation Phoenix District Office (PDO) 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 FederalGrants.com 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), BLM AZ Maricopa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Continuation Phoenix District Office (PDO): PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

1. Authority

This Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Federal Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity is being announced under the following legislative authority:

HAZARDOUS FUELS REDUCTION, Wildland Fire Management, Annual Appropriations (2014 Public Law 113-76), Wildland Fire Management, which states in part: That using the amounts designated under this title of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may enter into procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements, for hazardous fuels reduction activities, and for training and monitoring associated with such hazardous fuels reduction activities, on Federal land, or on adjacent non-Federal land for activities that benefit resources on Federal land: Provided further, That the costs of implementing any cooperative agreement between the Federal Government and any non-Federal entity may be shared, as mutually agreed on by the affected parties: Provided further, That notwithstanding requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act, the Secretary, for purposes of hazardous fuels reduction activities, may obtain maximum practicable competition among: (1) local private, nonprofit, or cooperative entities; (2) Youth Conservation Corps crews or related partnerships with State, local, or non-profit youth groups"
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2. Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

Phoenix District Office (BLM) Fuels Management Staff has targeted the communities of Wickenburg, Aguila, Morristown, Buckeye, Buckeye Valley, Goodyear, Maricopa, Gila Bend, Tonopah, Palo Verde, and Circle City to help in the effort to promote, teach and create defensible space. In accordance with the National Fire Plan and the Presidents Healthy Forest Initiative the efforts under this assistance agreement are intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire to wildland urban interface communities, and promote community assistance. The Maricopa County CWPP technical support group is researching uses for the biomass that is being created from the fuels reduction activities in Maricopa County. The CWPP was completed in April 2010. 2 to 4 projects to reduce the effects of wildfire on communities have been completed each year. The CWPP was updated in September 2014 the plan will continue to be updated every 5 years or as needed.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-(Arizona), BLM AZ Maricopa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Continuation Phoenix District Office (PDO)
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00032
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.228
CFDA Descriptions: National Fire Plan - Wildland Urban Interface Community Fire Assistance
Current Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 Submission Dates and Times See announ
Original Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 Submission Dates and Times See announ
Posted Date: Mar 2, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 2, 2015
Archive Date: May 10, 2015
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
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
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

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
Grant Announcement Contact
Eddie W Bell Jr, Grants Management Officer, 602-417-9268 ebell@blm.gov
ebell@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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