BLM-CO Veterans Conservation Initiative

The summary for the BLM-CO Veterans Conservation Initiative 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-CO Veterans Conservation Initiative: The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office of BLM, and cooperating organizations have been working as partners on mutually beneficial projects for several years to engage and educate veterans regarding natural resources management and public lands stewardship. The BLM-CO utilizes a number of organizations that employ and empower veterans to transition to civilian life by leveraging their leadership experience to meet pressing conservation needs on public lands. The rate of unemployment for veterans continues to lag behind the average for nonveterans, both nationally and locally. In Colorado, unemployment rate for veterans is 7 percent compared with the overall rate of 4.7 percent.
To address this issue, the BLM engages trained, returning veterans to work on outdoor-conservation projects on public lands. Additionally, BLM seeks to utilize veterans as interns to assist with a variety of recreational and natural resources projects. This program fosters a natural resource ethic while providing learning and job skills augmenting a veteranâ¿¿s military service. The BLM is interested in working with organizations that employ and train veterans to complete a number of conservation and intern projects. This project will provide veterans the opportunity to gain valuable job experience and educational opportunities while they transition to civilian life.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-CO Veterans Conservation Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00232
Type of Funding: Information not provided
CFDA Numbers: 327123
CFDA Descriptions: Recreation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 30, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 30, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 6, 2016
Total Program Funding: $245,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $245,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,500
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Eleni Sarris (303) 239-3908

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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