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FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management MT/DAK Wildlife Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: L24AS00093

Description

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas (MT/DAK) Wildlife Program
Background
The grant opportunity is issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana/Dakotas (MT/DAK) Wildlife Program, which fulfills the Department of the Interior's vision of improving wildlife management and habitats. The program aims to administer activities supporting wildlife habitat maintenance, restoration projects, and inventory and monitoring of priority habitats and species on public lands. The program focuses on addressing habitat connectivity issues and implementing projects considering climate change impacts.

Grant Details
The grant aims to support projects that address wildlife habitat restoration, collaborations with State and Tribal Wildlife agencies, understanding climate change impacts on landscapes, inventory of priority wildlife species and habitats, regional restoration opportunities, conservation of wildlife resources on public lands, and environmental education. The grant will fund projects under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act PL 117-58, Section 40804(b) Ecosystem Restoration.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include state and local governments, tribal governments, public housing authorities, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, private institutions of higher education, and Native American tribal organizations. Cost sharing or matching is not required but is strongly encouraged. Foreign entities or projects are not eligible for funding under this program.

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. The anticipated number of awards is 15, with a maximum award amount of $2,500,000 and a minimum award amount of $25,000.

Grant Value
$11,500,000

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 L24AS00093 for FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management MT/DAK Wildlife Program with funding of $11.5 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 15.247 Wildlife Resource Management.

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 dates. 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, 2:18 p.m. EST
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Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Independent school districts
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
County governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
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
$2,500,000
Floor
$25,000
Estimated Program Funding
$11,500,000
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

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

Documents

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