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FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management MT/DAK Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: L24AS00118

Description

Bureau of Land Management MT/DAK Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program
Background
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with fuels management and community fire assistance program activities to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires to local communities through coordination, reducing hazardous fuels, and furthering the education of landowners about wildfire prevention and mitigation. These activities will assist BLM in addressing the effects of climate change by working to create resilient landscapes and communities, creating jobs, and furthering conservation and restoration efforts. This program supports projects funded through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Sections 50221 Resilience, 50222 Ecosystems Restoration, and 50303 DOI.

Grant Details
The program strategic goals include accomplishing fuels management activities on federal and non-federal land, developing and implementing fire education, training, and/or community action plans/programs, conducting Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), community wildfire assessments, planning activities, expanding community capability to enhance local employment opportunities, and developing and implementing short- and long-term monitoring and maintenance plans for hazardous fuels reduction, community fire education and training, and community action programs. The program legislation authority applicable to this program includes the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – BLM Handbook 1790-1. The total funding for this grant opportunity is $11,000,000 with an anticipated number of awards being 17. The expected award amount ranges from $20,000 to $275,000. Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated to range between one and no more than five years.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include state governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education. Individuals and for-profit organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.

Period of Performance
Projects funded through this NOFO will start upon issuance of a notice of award by the BLM Grants Management Officer (GMO) executed through GrantSolutions. Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated to range between one and no more than five years.

Grant Value
$11,000,000 is the estimated total funding for this grant opportunity with an anticipated number of awards being 17. The expected award amount ranges from $20,000 to $275,000.

Overview

Category of Funding
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/16/24 the Bureau of Land Management posted grant opportunity L24AS00118 for FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management MT/DAK Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program with funding of $11.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 15.228 BLM Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program Activities.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 16, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 18, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 26 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.Applications will be reviewed, rated, ranked and selected by the following rounds: Open from January 16, 2024 through, March 18, 2024. Extensions to NOFO close dates will be unallowed, except in extenuating circumstances. 
Last Updated
Jan. 16, 2024, 11:46 a.m. EST
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Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
State governments
County governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Additional Info
Individuals and for-profit organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.This program NOFO does not support entities hiring interns or crews under the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993. The Public Lands Corps Act of 1993, 16 USC, Chapter 37, Subchapter II-Public Lands Corps, is the only legislative authority that allows BLM to "hire" interns under this authority. Therefore, eligible Youth Conservation Corps may only apply for projects developed under NOFO 15.243 – BLM Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands.CESUs are partnerships with a purpose to promote, conduct, and provide research, studies, assessments, monitoring, technical assistance, and educational services. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement which is consistent with the CESU purpose, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no-more-than 17.5 percent of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner's Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA). Applicant’s should specify if their proposal furthers the purpose of the CESU program, and if so which CESU Network should be considered as host. 

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$275,000
Floor
$20,000
Estimated Program Funding
$11,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

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

Documents

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