BLM-(Arizona), Yume Field Office (YFO) RESTORATION CREWS

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BLM-(Arizona), Yume Field Office (YFO) RESTORATION CREWS: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The Yuma Field Office includes many acres along the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers. Extensive damming and conversion to upland has re-characterized the lands along the river that once were natural system, but are now dominated by invasive species. An increase in wildland fires in these areas also greatly affect the reduction in native vegetation and increase in invasive species. Rehabilitation efforts to improve sites offer migratory birds and other wildlife species native habitat for foraging and potential nesting.

Crews would work within the Yuma Field Office to assist in restoration activities for threatened and endangered species, prime wildlife habitat, and wildlife fire damage rehabilitation. Main tasks include; chainsaw and hand-tool vegetation clearing, tree planting, seeding, concrete maintenance, irrigation pump maintenance, herbicide application, and light equipment operation (chipper, auger, chainsaw, etc.).

b. Objectives:

The principle purpose of this agreement is to improve wildlife habitat by offering properly functioning native riparian habitats along the lower Gila River. Wildlife habitat, improvement projects increases partnerships, public involvement, and prime native riparian habitat within degraded and minimally functioning systems.

The objective of this agreement is for the public to gain an appreciation for wildlife and their habitats within Arizona so that wildlife are available for future generations to enjoy. The efforts by Federal, state, and private partners along the Colorado and Gila Rivers will ensure the improvement of riparian systems within current degraded and minimally functioning systems.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-(Arizona), Yume Field Office (YFO) RESTORATION CREWS
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00039
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 319173
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: Feb 24, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 24, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 29, 2016
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
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
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

This program has no cost sharing or matching requirements.

3. Other Eligibility Restrictions
None
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr (602) 417-9268 ebell@blm.gov
ebell@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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