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FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Nevada (NV) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: L24AS00089

Description

Bureau of Land Management Nevada (NV) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program
Background
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office is offering the FY24 IIJA/IRA Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program. The program aims to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires to local communities through fuels management and community fire assistance activities. It supports the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Public Law 117-58, Sec. 40803 Wildfire Risk Reduction and projects funded through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The program aligns with the Department of Interior priorities and the Biden-Harris Administration's executive orders related to climate change, racial equity, economic relief, and domestic production.

Grant Details
The program seeks to accomplish fuels management activities on federal and non-federal land, develop and implement fire education, training, community action plans/programs, conduct Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), assessments, planning activities, expand community capability to enhance local employment opportunities, and implement monitoring and maintenance plans for hazardous fuels reduction, community fire education, training, and community action programs.

The total funding available is $16,705,015 with expected award amounts ranging from $500,000 to $1,750,000. Anticipated number of awards is 14. Projects cannot be funded for more than a five-year period. Funding will be provided through Cooperative Agreements with substantial involvement from BLM.

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), and private institutions of higher education.

Cost sharing or matching is not required but voluntary cost share is strongly encouraged.

Period of Performance
Projects funded through this opportunity will start upon issuance of a notice of award by the BLM Grants Management Officer executed through GrantSolutions. Agreement terms are estimated to range between one and no more than five years based on the recipient’s project proposal.

Grant Value
$16,705,015 total funding with expected award amounts ranging from $500,000 to $1,750,000.

Place of Performance
Projects will be performed on federal and non-federal land in Nevada.

Overview

Category of Funding
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/12/24 the Bureau of Land Management posted grant opportunity L24AS00089 for FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Nevada (NV) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program with funding of $16.7 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 15.228 BLM Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program Activities.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 47 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: Open from February 12, 2024 through April 12, 2024. Extensions to NOFO close dates will be unallowed, except in extenuating circumstances.
Last Updated
Feb. 12, 2024, 1:57 p.m. EST
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Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
State governments
Independent school districts
County governments
City or township governments
Special district 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
$1,750,000
Floor
$500,000
Estimated Program Funding
$16,705,015
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

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

Documents

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