Montana/Dakotas Rangeland Resource Management

The summary for the Montana/Dakotas Rangeland Resource Management 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.
Montana/Dakotas Rangeland Resource Management: Project Description: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rangeland Management Program administers grazing for more than 155 million acres of public land. This includes, but is not limited to, such things as inventorying, controlling and managing noxious weeds and invasive species; improving rangelands through grazing management, vegetation restoration treatments, and grazing management structures; and soil resource management. Coordination with land managers and other stakeholders is conducted to complete priority soil surveys, ecological site descriptions, and on-the-ground projects to improve soil stability and reduce erosion. Appropriate management of rangeland and soil resources also support actions and authorizations that include, but are not limited to, such things as energy development, endangered and special status species recovery, grazing of domestic livestock, recreation, forest management, hazardous fuels reduction, and post fire rehabilitation. To better support land management decisions regarding grazing and other range management treatments, soils management, and invasive species, the BLM will place a priority on collecting data through the use of consistent, comparable, and common indicators, consistent methods, and an unbiased sampling framework which will allow for analyses that are repeatable and comparable across a region, and decisions based on science and data that are legally defensible. Land health assessments completed at a larger scale will be more efficient and less costly over time and provide timely support for decision-making. The Rangeland Management program conducts inventories, assessments and evaluations of soil and vegetation conditions and land health. Monitoring data is collected and analyzed to ensure progress toward meeting land health standards. Expected Outcomes: 1. Gather data to complete land health assessments. 2. Process grazing permits for identified high priority areas. 3. Increased efforts to coordinate shared objectives with wildlife, forestry, aquatic, and cultural and recreation programs, to effectively maintain or restore land health. 4. Evaluate multiple allotments together or at the watershed scale to improve efficiencies for evaluating land health and processing permits. 5. Continue to work with permittees and other stakeholders on targeted grazing to decrease fuel loads and restore desirable perennial grasses and forbs. 6. Implement outcome based grazing with collaborative monitoring with stakeholders to increase flexibility and improve efficiencies. Public/BLM Benefits: Funded projects under this program will focus on high priority work such as activities that support maintaining or achieving land health and productivity and creating resilient landscapes. These activities could include, but are not limited to, such things as: 1. Vegetation monitoring. 2. Vegetation restoration treatments. 3. Installation, maintenance, and monitoring erosion control structures. 4. Soils mapping and development of ecological site descriptions. 5. Engagement of community members and other stakeholders, through mentoring, training, and educational programs. 6. Project development and layout. 7. Planning analysis and document preparation as appropriate, in order to carry out land use planning decisions, and Endangered Species requirements. 8. Cultural survey and assessment, data collection and monitoring.
Federal Grant Title: Montana/Dakotas Rangeland Resource Management
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management (DOI-BLM)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L20AS00083
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.237
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 9th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: July 9th, 2020
Posted Date: May 11th, 2020
Creation Date: May 11th, 2020
Archive Date: October 30th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 12th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this NOFO. 1. State, local government, Native American tribal organizations 2. Institution of Higher Education 3. Independent School District 4. Private Institution of Higher Education 5. Nonprofit Organizations with 501C3 IRS Status 6. Nonprofit Organizations without 501C3 IRS Status
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