The Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications for its California Threatened and Endangered Species Program to conserve and recover federally-listed and Bureau sensitive animal and plant species and their habitat on public lands.
The Program’s Strategic Goals include:
- Conserving and recovering federally-listed and Bureau Sensitive Species;
- 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 for BLM Special Status Species.
- Increasing public knowledge of BLM Special Status Species;
- 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 California 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, especially pollinators.
- Targeted inventory and monitoring to determine species status and conservation opportunities.
- Gaining knowledge about federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species and their habitats.
- Providing for protection or management of federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species and their habitats.
- Augmenting federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare species.
- Increasing program efficiencies and effectiveness in Endangered Species Act Section 7a2 consultations and Section 7a1 conservation programs.
- Increasing public knowledge of federally-listed, Bureau sensitive, and rare wildlife and plants on BLM managed lands, including with a targeted focus on communities of color, low-income families, and rural and indigenous communities.
- Estimated Total Funding: $ 1,500,000
- Maximum Award: $ 300,000
- Minimum Award: $ 30,000
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 20
- State governments
- Special district governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- City or township governments
- 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 that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Independent school districts
- County governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Private institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332755