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FY24 Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington (ORWA) Secure Rural Schools Title II

Type: Posted • Opportunity: L24AS00113

Description

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington (ORWA) Secure Rural Schools Title II
Background
The Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington (ORWA) Secure Rural Schools Title II grant opportunity is issued under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393 (16 U.S.C. 500) as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58). The grant aims to support projects that improve maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve land health and water quality in Northwest Oregon District, Roseburg District, Coos Bay District, Medford District, Lakeview District (Klamath Falls Field Office), and benefit O&C, Coos Bay Wagon Road or National Forest lands/resources.

Grant Details
The grant seeks project proposals that address various project types such as road maintenance, trail maintenance, soil productivity improvement, forest ecosystem health improvement, watershed restoration & maintenance, fish habitat restoration, control of noxious weeds, wildlife habitat restoration, reestablishment of native species, and other infrastructure maintenance or obliteration. The proposal should include a detailed project description with measurable outcomes, activities, methods, timetable or milestones, environmental compliance review requirements for wildlife management and threatened and endangered species habitat conservation projects. It should also cover stakeholder coordination or involvement, required project monitoring and evaluation plan, information on key project personnel, anticipated future funding needs, details and supporting documentation on the project location. Additionally, it should address coordination with related projects on adjacent lands and provide a measure of project accomplishments/expected outcomes including total acres affected, total miles impacted, number of structures involved, laborer days required, estimated people reached and other relevant metrics. The proposal should also outline anticipated project costs including field work & site surveys, NEPA compliance costs, ESA consultation expenses among others. Furthermore, it should detail the scalability of the project and proposed methods of accomplishment including contracting options and estimated completion date. The proposal should also provide information on cooperative relationships between federal land users and managing agencies to be improved by the project as well as how the project benefits the community. It should demonstrate how the project benefits O&C or Coos Bay Wagon Road or National Forest lands/resources along with target species benefited if applicable. Additionally, it should provide the status of project planning including NEPA completion status and other relevant permits obtained. A monitoring plan detailing methods and measures of evaluation for ecological conditions and local employment/training opportunities is also required. Finally, the proposal should list supporting documents for the application along with key personnel responsible for the success of the project.

Eligibility Requirements
All nonfederal applicants must submit their project proposals through the Grants.gov portal and comply with all deadlines and requirements of the Secure Rural Schools Title II Funding Opportunity Announcement. Internal BLM projects must be submitted through SRS Title II SharePoint by the same due date.

Grant Value
The total funding request for SRS Title II projects is not explicitly mentioned in the document text.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic locations where these projects will be performed include Northwest Oregon District, Roseburg District, Coos Bay District, Medford District and Lakeview District (Klamath Falls Field Office).

Overview

Category of Funding
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/25/24 the Bureau of Land Management posted grant opportunity L24AS00113 for FY24 Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington (ORWA) Secure Rural Schools Title II. The grant will be issued under grant program 15.234 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 2, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 39 Days
Closing Date Explanation
All applications must be submitted in Grants.gov.Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due dates. Applications will be reviewed, rated, ranked, and selected by the following rounds:Open from January 31, 2024 through April 2, 2024Extensions to NOFO close dates will be unallowed, expect in extenuating circumstances. 
Last Updated
Jan. 25, 2024, 4:38 p.m. EST
Version
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Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
State governments
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Info
For-Profit Organizations are not ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$250,000
Floor
$5,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Bureau of Land Management
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(303) 202-3865

Documents

Posted documents for L24AS00113

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