BLM OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development

The summary for the BLM OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development 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 OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development: Background: The National Trails System Act of 1968 states in Section 2(c) that "The Congress recognizes the valuable contributions that volunteers and private, nonprofit trail groups have made to the development and maintenance of the Nation's trails. In recognition of these contributions, it is further the purpose of this Act to encourage and assist volunteer citizen involvement in the planning, development, maintenance, and management, where appropriate, of trails."

This National Trails System Development financial assistance opportunity facilitates this work, and furthers the purposes of the National Trails System Act "to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding population and in order to promote the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources of the Nation." (Section 1(a)).

Objectives: The project objectives are to facilitate non-profit partner and volunteer involvement in National Trails System acquisition, protection, operation, planning, development, maintenance, and management under the authorities of the National Trails System Act. The anticipated accomplishments include conferences, workshops, events, plans, strategies, media products, and capacity improvement programs, including youth.

Public Benefit: Public benefits resulting from this National Trails System opportunity include increased/improved/enhanced:
- public awareness, sense of public ownership, and engagement in public lands/trails;
- public trail access and use;
- human understanding regarding of cultures, cultural diversity, and U.S. history;
- public recreational opportunities and experiences, including vicarious experiences;
- youth awareness and engagement in healthy outdoor activity, and in the arts, history, and sciences;
- public appreciation and enjoyment of the identification, protection, preservation, and monitoring of trail resources, qualities, values, settings, assets, and primary trail uses.
Federal Grant Title: BLM OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00151
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.225
CFDA Descriptions: Recreation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 8, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 8, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 8, 2016
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $35,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
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
Walter Ullrey, Grants and Agreements Specialist, 503-808-6302
BLM OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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