• Granting Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • Appropriation Amount: $150,000
  • Grant Amount:  Award ceiling $150,000. Award floor $5,000, No match
  • Announcement Date: January 10, 2022
  • Closing Date: March 11, 2022

L22AS00155 Full Announcement

Project must assist BLM in meeting one or more of the Department of Interior priorities, as well as one of the following priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration: Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Executive Order 14002: Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 pandemic Executive Order 14005: Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

Program Strategic Goals: 1. Accomplish fuels management activities on federal and non-federal land. 2. Develop and implement fire education, training, and/or community action plans/programs. 3. Conduct Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), community wildfire assessments, and planning activities. 4. Expand community capability to enhance local employment opportunities. 5. Develop and implement short and long-term monitoring and maintenance plans for hazardous fuels reduction, community fire education and training, and community action programs.

Eligible Expenditures: (see NOFO for more details)
Prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to contact the fuels program lead at the BLM district or field office where the work is proposed to take place to discuss proposed projects in order to determine eligibility under the BLM priorities and criteria described in this NOFO. If the project crosses multiple states or is national in scope, applicants are also encouraged to contact the HQ National Fuels Lead. Substantial involvement may include, but not be limited to, such things as:
 Joint collaboration between the BLM and recipient in carrying out management, development, implementation, and evaluation of the proposed work.
 Training of recipient personnel.
 Review and approval by the BLM of one stage of work prior to the start of the next stage.
 Review and approval by the BLM of modifications or sub-awards prior to their award.
 Participation in selecting recipient project staff.
 Directing or redirecting of recipient work by the BLM because of relationships to other projects.
 Ability to immediately halt work because of failure to meet agreement objectives; and
 Close monitoring and/or operational involvement in the proposed work.

Eligible Applicants:
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
County governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education