Project Title: BLM-Utah, Cerberus Collection Interpretive Plan Partnership

The summary for the Project Title: BLM-Utah, Cerberus Collection Interpretive Plan Partnership 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.
Project Title: BLM-Utah, Cerberus Collection Interpretive Plan Partnership: The Bureau of Land Managements Cerberus Collection includes approximately 40,000 prehistoric southwestern archaeological resources forfeited to the U.S. Government as the result of Operation: Cerberus Action. Cerberus Action was a joint undercover investigation by the FBI and BLM that in 2009 successfully prosecuted 21 individuals for violations of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and numerous other statutes related to theft of property from federal and tribal lands. The Cerberus Collection is the U.S. government\s largest single collection of museum property originating from the illegal looting and black market sale of archaeological resources.

Because of the unusual circumstances by which the Cerberus Collection came under the care of the BLM, most materials in the collection do not have any supporting documentation regarding their in situ provenience or provenance. This lack of context regarding how these materials fit into the archaeological record is expected to limit much of the collection\s research potential, and will therefore likely reduce the total number of objects that are ultimately identified for long-term accessioning in a DOI-approved repository. However, the collection still includes thousands of exhibit- and educational-quality materials that maintain a powerful story about respecting Native American\s rich and ancient cultural heritage that can still be found on public lands today.

The goal of this project is to establish a partnership that will assist the BLM Utah State Office to develop an interpretive plan for Cerberus Collection materials that have been identified for public access, including interpretative and educational uses.

Objectives: Through the competitive partnership development process on, the BLM Utah State Office would enter into a partnership with an eligible entity to develop the Cerberus Collection Interpretive Plan. In collaboration with interested tribes, government agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders, the partner would develop an interpretive plan that will establish an interpretive theme and sub-themes related to how the collection can consistently inform the public about the ethical and scientific and cultural consequences of looting archaeological resources.
Federal Grant Title: Project Title: BLM-Utah, Cerberus Collection Interpretive Plan Partnership
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00187
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
CFDA Descriptions: Cultural Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 24, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 24, 2015
Archive Date: Aug 31, 2015
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,500
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
Maria Gochis, Grants Management Officer, 801-539-4178

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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