BLM Utah FY16 Challenge Cost Share

The summary for the BLM Utah FY16 Challenge Cost Share 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 Utah FY16 Challenge Cost Share: Background: The Challenge Cost Share (CCS) Program began in 1985 when Congress appropriated money within the wildlife program for partnership conservation projects. Since then the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has expanded this cost-share program to include other resource programs with partnership opportunities. The CCS program now funds the following kinds of activities: research, monitoring and inventory of resources; implementation of habitat improvement projects, protection or documentation of cultural resources; providing for enhanced recreational experiences; development and implementation of species conservation and recovery plans; environmental education; conservation projects for native plant communities, and eradication of noxious and other weeds. In Utah, the program is managed to maintain a variety of partnerships for wildlife, recreation, cultural resources, rare plants, plant community conservation, fisheries and riparian habitat at the local level. The goal for BLM Utah is to have a diverse CCS program based on partnerships primarily developed with the field office or district staffs. In Fiscal Year 2016 Utah BLM will manage the program to implement a variety of important projects that include resource inventory, monitoring and research, education and outreach, habitat and plant community restoration, cultural site protection, recreation, development and implementation of recovery and conservations plans, OHV management, and special status species management.
Objectives: The principle purpose of the CCS program is to promote cost-share partnerships with non-federal entities for the purpose of public land management of important resources such as cultural, fisheries, recreation, wildlife, listed and non-listed special status plant species and native plant communities. Non-federal partners may include state agencies, local governments, non-government organizations, private companies, and private individuals.
Public Benefit: The principle purpose of the CCS program is to promote partnerships that would benefit public land management. The types of CCS projects are varied and can include, but are not limited to,studies, resource inventory and monitoring, environmental education, project construction and maintenance, special status species management, habitat restoration and weed control. The public benefits from the CCS program and projects by saving federal funds through partnerships with non-federal entities. In addition, the public benefits by being involved through partnerships in managing resources on public lands, and all data obtained will also be available to the public for their use. These resources include fish and wildlife, cultural sites, recreation sites, land values associated with healthy landscapes, and listed and non-listed plant species and their habitat.

Federal Grant Title: BLM Utah FY16 Challenge Cost Share
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00092
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 321398
CFDA Descriptions: Challenge Cost Share
Current Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 19, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 19, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2016
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500
Expected Number of Awards: 6
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"
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Specialist Melanie Beckstead (801) 539-4169

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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