BLM (Arizona), BLM AZ Seeds of Success Collections (ASO)

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BLM (Arizona), BLM AZ Seeds of Success Collections (ASO): Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The Bureau of Land Management and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's Millennium Seed Bank originally participated in the Seeds of Success (SOS) program under terms of a cooperative agreement signed by both parties in 2000.

Procedures for SOS are part of BLM's national Native Plant Materials Development Program. The purpose of SOS program in the United States is to establish a national, high quality, accurately identified and well documented native plant species seed collection. The national collection acts as a basis for off-site conservation and, where and when appropriate, can be used for study and multiplication in the native materials development program.

b. Objectives:

Seeds of Success are part of the National Native Plant Materials Development Program. Seeds collected will represent a genetic variation within the sampled population. The goal of the project is to provide wild native seed to researchers for common garden studies and native plant materials development projects for restoration and rehabilitation to ensure economical supply of native plant materials.

The objectives are to follow the Seeds of Success Collections protocol, have completed the Seeds of Success comprehensive training, collect priority species, perform sampling strategy, perform seed collection techniques, provide voucher specimens, and complete field documentation.

The BLM seeks the opportunity to work with local communities, businesses, organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies that live, work and benefit in Arizona State for the purpose of:

1. To conserve natural resources

2. To conserve native species diversity and richness

3. To improve wildlife habitat

4. To increase landscape resiliency

5. To decrease high wildfire severity events

6. To connect with local communities to the environment through partnerships, education, outreach, support, and restoration activities.
Federal Grant Title: BLM (Arizona), BLM AZ Seeds of Success Collections (ASO)
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00007
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: Dec 14, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 14, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 18, 2016
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
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
Unrestricted, anyone may apply
Grant Announcement Contact
Eddie W Bell Jr, Grants management Officer, (602) 417-9268

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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