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Bureau of Land Management Alaska Recreation and Visitor Services L22AS00145

  • Granting Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • Appropriation Amount: $250,000
  • Grant Amount:  Award ceiling $200,000. Award floor $5,000, No match but strongly encouraged
  • Announcement Date: December 27, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 25, 2022

L22AS00145 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

The Recreation and Visitor Services Program provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities that benefit the public and local communities. The program is also responsible for implementing Administration and Department priorities, including projects to improve racial equity, diversity and inclusion; help strengthen the U.S. economy; minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate. The program is also prioritizing implementation of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act; Executive Order (E.O.) 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for
Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government; and E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

Eligible Expenditures: (see NOFO for more details)
BLM Alaska has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with the following:
 Increase and enhance access to public lands and waters.
 Increase and enhance recreational opportunities.
 Enhance public satisfaction at BLM recreation sites and areas.
 Collect visitor and recreation resource data by conducting inventories and visitor assessments.
 Conduct inventory, monitoring, data management, assessment and planning on public lands and waters.
 Provide enriched visitor services, information, interpretation and education, including websites.
 Protect visitor health and safety.
 Improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.
 Improve motorized and non-motorized trails including trail construction and maintenance, comprehensive travel and transportation inventory and assessment, planning management and monitoring.
 Enhance community-supported partnerships in tourism, marketing, and conservation.
 Strengthen relationships with sovereign Tribal nations by elevating indigenous voices on our public lands through the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act.
 Engage with diverse stakeholders and traditionally underserved populations to achieve a better understanding of how recreation contributes to their lives.
 Enhance and increase responsible recreation messaging.
 Develop and offer training and education, including workshops and webinars.

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