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United States: BLM Utah Threatened and Endangered Species Program

United States: BLM Utah Threatened and Endangered Species Program

Deadline: 22-Apr-2024The Bureau of Land Management Utah is currently accepting applications for the Threatened and Endangered Species Program.

The BLM Utah Threatened and Endangered Species Program works to conserve and recover over 330 federally-listed and over 2,700 Bureau sensitive animal and plant species and their habitat on public lands in collaboration with other BLM programs and partners.The State office is looking for projects that are state or regional in scope or projects that provide a programmatic approach for improving the Bureau effectiveness or efficiency.The Utah program is looking for projects that will result in or facilitate national implementation or outreach of tangible on the ground actions that will improve species populations (numbers, representation, or resilience) or reduce population level threats. The Utah Office supports field office efforts to implement the Program’s Strategic Goals.

This program supports project funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Section 40804 (b) Ecosystem Restoration. This program supports projects funded through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Sections 50221 Resilience, 50222 Ecosystems Restoration and 50303 DOI.Goals
  • The Utah Program’s Strategic Goals include:
    • Conserving and recovering federally-listed and BLM sensitive species;Implementing conservation and recovery actions that result in a direct on the ground population or conservation benefit;Providing complete, current and accurate information on the distribution and abundance of BLM Special Status Species and their habitats to increase professional and public knowledge and understanding of these resources;Collecting data and other information to assess threats and species/habitat responses to proactive conservation and recovery efforts or best management practices/design features for BLM Special Status Species.Increasing public knowledge of BLM Special Status Species and their habitats;Increasing public awareness and understanding of BLM Special Status species and their habitats on public and private lands; and,Engaging youth, citizen-scientists, and students in monitoring and directed research of various BLM Special Status species and their habitats.
  • The BLM Utah Threatened and Endangered Species Program has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with:
  • Contributing to the above-described Program strategic goals.On-the-ground actions that conserve and recover federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare wildlife and plants.Targeted inventory and monitoring to determine species status and conservation opportunities.Gaining knowledge about federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species and their habitats including, but not limited to, propagation, genetics, ecology and threats.Providing for protection or management of federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species and their habitats.Augmenting federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species through translocations, seed collections, and/or propagation.
  • Funding Information
  • Estimated Total Funding: $300,000Expected Award Amount
    • Maximum Award: $100,000Minimum Award: $10,000
    Anticipated Award Funding and Dates: Projects cannot be funded for more than a five-year periodAnticipated Number of Awards: 7
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationNonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationPrivate institutions of higher educationIndividuals and For-Profit Organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.
  • For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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