Management Initiatives

To provide a variety of Bureau of Land Management financial assistance awards not covered by any other program entry.

This program will support mission program efforts for the management, protection, and development of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Awards are typically

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supported by funding one-time specific legislation and internal projects and programs.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Assistance for State and local governments, Indian Tribal governments, public and private colleges and universities, public land corps and nonprofit organizations, as directed in the annual appropriations.

Support of Historical Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in support of students interested in pursuing careers in the natural resource area.

Supporting the energy pilot offices in Wyoming and Montana, and updating and developing the Geographic Coordinate Data Base to develop the most dependable coordinates available for the US Public Land Survey System corners.

Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses of Bureau of Land Management State Offices.
Website Address

http://www.blm.gov/


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Crow Tribe Of Indians $ 37,515   2012-01-152016-01-31
Montana Technological University $ 20,000   2010-07-232015-07-31
Land Trust Alliance, Inc. (the) $ 200,000   2010-07-202015-07-19
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Developing partnerships to include the funding for continued support of collaborative efforts to build community capacity, increase youth employment opportunities, and support for the management, protection and development of public lands. The public and BLM benefit from its support with partners in heightening public understanding of the social and economic, as well as environmental, aspects of ecosystem restoration and maintenance. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance support for the management, protection, and development of public lands within the Bureau's area of responsibility and supported by specific authorities.

Awards are restricted to activities on Federal public lands for activities that benefit resources on Federal land.

Most of these public lands are located in the Western United States and Alaska.

The assistance may support outreach and education efforts associated with partnership programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Anyone/General public.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/General public.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

For more information and local requirements, cooperative project proposals should be coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management local State or District/Field Offices.

No State plan is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR, Part 200, Subpart C?Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs, and a written proposal, budget spreadsheet, a budget narrative/breakdown, and any other requirements specified in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Notice and must be submitted through www.grants.gov. State plan is not required for this application.

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. State and District Office level and funding recommendations are made through the State's annual work plan. Final budget approvals rest with the State Director.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1737(b), Public Law 94-579, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each project at the time the Notice of Funding Opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes.

Appeals

Final award decisions are not subject to appeal. The Bureau of Land Management will provide all applicants with information on why their proposal was not selected for award.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The program has no statutory matching requirements, however, matching funds or in-kind services by the applicants are encouraged and those projects are more likely to be funded. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

No specific restrictions for most projects, however, some projects are awarded for one to five year period and funded on a year basis. Funds are normally expended during a particular fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the notice of award, recipients shall submit at the minimum the following reports on an annual basis within 90 days after the anniversary date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

The notice of award will detail all financial, performance, and other specific report requirements, including frequency and due dates.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final report no later than 90 calendar day after the award end date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Unless otherwise stated in the award document, recipients are required to submit quarterly SF-425, Federal Financial Reports.

A final SF-425 is required 90 days after the end date of grant performance.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1109-0-1-000; 14-1109-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $616,490; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Past partnerships have been between $2,900 to $800,000. Average amounts are $117,400 or less.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program information is included in the Bureau of Land Management Manuals, available at http://www.blm.gov. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Land Management Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses of Bureau of Land Management State Offices.

Headquarters Office

Corey Grant Bureau of Land Management (WO 850), 1849 C Street, NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 912-7040

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

First Level Screening -Basic Eligibility. Applications will be screened by the Grants Management Officer to ensure that applications meet basic eligibility requirements. Must meet the requirements of the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on www.grants.gov, screening may include, but is not limited to: Program and/or legislative authority requirements are met; Submission is timely; and complete and properly executed SF-424 application package documents. B. Applications must satisfy basic eligibility screening requirements to be considered for further review. Second Level Evaluation -- Merit Review Evaluation is stated in each Notice of Funding Opportunity noticed post on www.grants.gov Third Level Review Pre-Award Clearance and Approvals. BLM will also complete a business evaluation and determination of responsibility. During these evaluations the Grants Management Officer will evaluate variables such as: Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, financial stability, quality of management systems, past performance meeting prior award terms and conditions, reports and findings of audits performed, and applicant?s ability to effectively implement statutory, regulatory or other requirements.



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