The summary for the BLM (Arizona), CESU BLM YFO LOWER GILA RIVER VEGETATION MAPPING 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 (Arizona), CESU BLM YFO LOWER GILA RIVER VEGETATION MAPPING: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners).

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the CESUâ¿¿s natural, cultural, and social resources.

The CESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users and educators.

The Yuma Field Office includes many acres along the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers. Extensive damming and conversion to upland has re-characterized the lands along the river that once were natural system, but are now dominated by invasive species. An increase in wildland fires in these areas also greatly affect the reduction in native vegetation and increase in invasive species. Rehabilitation efforts to improve sites offer migratory birds and other wildlife species native habitat for foraging and potential nesting.

As part of the planning efforts to continue restoration within the YFO, interpretation and ground truthing of LiDar mapping and other remote sensing techniques will help, outline future threatened and endangered species habitat along the lower Gila River.

b. Objectives:

The principle purpose of this agreement is to improve wildlife habitat by offering properly functioning native riparian habitats along the lower Gila River. Wildlife habitat improvement projects increases partnerships, public involvement, and prime native riparian habitat within degraded and minimally functioning systems.

The objective of this agreement is for the public to gain an appreciation for wildlife and their habitats within Arizona so that wildlife are available for future generations to enjoy. The efforts by Federal, state, and private partners along the Gila River will ensure the improvement of riparian systems within current degraded and minimally functioning systems.
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00034
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: Feb 3, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 3, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 8, 2016
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
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
This financial assistance opportunity is also being open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Under the formally negotiated Master CESU agreementâ¿¿s indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of direct costs under the terms and conditions of the Master CESU agreements.

Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr (602) 417-9268

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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