BLM OR-WA (WO) Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Efforts

The summary for the BLM OR-WA (WO) Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Efforts 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 OR-WA (WO) Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Efforts: Background and objectives: The principal purpose of this program is to support the design, funding, implementation, completion, monitoring, and maintenance of on-the-ground projects designed to enhance, rehabilitate, restore, and when appropriate mitigate fish and wildlife habitat on BLM-administered public lands. Benefits of the program include direct benefit to the public of improved fish and wildlife habitat on public lands for non-consumptive outdoor recreation and hunting purposes.

Supported projects could include such things as support for the Wildfire and Invasive Species Initiative. This initiative would help wildlife agencies, such as the BLM, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS, and the Forest Service (USFS), 1) implement the recommendations in the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Wildfire and Invasive Species Report, (2) integrate State and private interests, (3) develop and conduct a novel analysis that quantifies the direction and magnitude of lek count trends for the Greater Sage-grouse, (4) develop conservation projects, and (5) monitor external funding for these projects.

Award of this agreement could also partially support a Coordinator position which would be involved with such projects as 1) conceptual design of the implementation of Sage-Grouse land use plans (LUPs), 2) developing a companion Resistance and Resilience Decision Support Tool for the portion of the Greater Sage-Grouse range east of the Rocky Mountains, 3) defining and developing of adaptive management and mitigation strategies as called for in the Sage-Grouse LUPs, and 4) update and expand Sage-Grouse science.

Public Benefit: The proposed support of this program directly benefits the public through improved fish and wildlife habitat on public lands for non-consumptive outdoor recreation and hunting purposes, and by precluding or reducing the need for additional regulatory burden for Federally-listed species. Fish and wildlife-related recreation, including fishing, boating, hunting, and wildlife watching contribute billions of dollars annually to the nation's economy.
Federal Grant Title: BLM OR-WA (WO) Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Efforts
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00139
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 8, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 8, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 8, 2016
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $95,291
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
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"
Grant Announcement Contact
Walter Ullrey, Grants and Agreements Specialist, 503-808-6302
BLM OR-WA (WO) Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Efforts

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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