BLM-(WO), Seed Banking for Resiliency in the Eastern US Project

The summary for the BLM-(WO), Seed Banking for Resiliency in the Eastern US Project 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-(WO), Seed Banking for Resiliency in the Eastern US Project: This project will provide an opportunity for youth over a five-year period to successfully make an estimated 1,400 seed collections of foundation native plant species in the eastern United States to restore tidal marshes and beaches that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The youth will be part of the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program (CLM) administered through the Chicago Botanic Garden, and will be properly trained to use the Seeds of Success Technical Protocol. The CLM program places 75-100 youth per year on BLM public land, National Forests, FWS refuges and NPS parks. Our project will engage the next generation of land stewards who are committed to the protection, restoration and enhancement of the natural and cultural resources along the Eastern seaboard. The youth will be placed with 3 seed collection coordinating centers in the East - New England Wild Flower Society, Greenbelt Native Plant Center in New York City, and North Carolina Botanical Garden, all of whom are Seeds of Success partners.

The public is already concerned about future impacts of climate change on public lands and this project will address those concerns in a scientifically supported manner. Locally adapted, regionally appropriate and genetically diverse plant materials are key to effective restoration projects today and to increasing the resilience of coastal habitats to future storms and sea level rise. Not only will this conserve coastal habitat themselves, but also the fish and wildlife species they support, and their associated ecosystem services, including flood abatement and other economic and recreational benefits. The public benefits from sustained health and productivity of public lands, and improved reclamation and restoration of disturbed public land. The public will only view benefits from this project and will have no problems or concerns with the project.

The Secretary of the Interior recently announced an ambitious initiative to reconnect youth to the outdoors. For the health of our economy and our public lands, it s critical to establish meaningful and deep connections between young people- from every background and every community and the great outdoors. Ramping up the 21st Century Conservation Corps and developing the next generation of land stewards and diverse, future workforce are key objectives.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-(WO), Seed Banking for Resiliency in the Eastern US Project
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00031
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2015
Posted Date: Feb 27, 2015
Creation Date: Feb 27, 2015
Archive Date: May 15, 2015
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,330,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,330,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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"
Additional Information on Eligibility
16 USC Section 1722 (10) Qualified youth or conservation corps. The term qualified youth or conservation corps means any program established by a State or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a nonprofit organization subject to 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) of the tax code (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3)) and (A) is capable of offering meaningful, full-time, productive work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, inclusive, in a natural or cultural resource setting; (B) gives participants a mix of work experience, basic and life skills,education, training, and support services; and (C) provides participants with the opportunity to develop citizenship values and skills through service to their community and the United States.
Grant Announcement Contact
Maria Gochis, Grants Management Officer, 801-539-4178

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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