Environmental Quality and Protection
To provide financial assistance, through grants or cooperative agreements as a partnership to reduce or remove pollutants in the environment for the protection of human health, water and air resources; to restore damaged or degraded watersheds; and to respond to changing climate. Objectives are implemented through core programs such as: the Abandoned Mine Land program which addresses physical safety hazards and water quality through restoration of abandoned hardrock mines; the Hazard Management and Resource Restoration, also known as Hazmat program, which remediates sites impacted by hazardous materials and illegal activities, coordinates emergency response actions, and ensures the Bureau of Land Management facilities and operations comply with applicable environmental regulations; and the Soil, Water and Air (SWA) program which develops guidance for land use plans and plan implementation. The Soil, Water, and Air program also assures that fundamental resources are inventoried and assessed, managed, and monitored to support appropriate management response to public land conditions.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Land Management, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
Ongoing Utah and Colorado Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP), reclaiming abandoned mine openings and lands affected by past mining activities. In addition, the State of Utah, AMRP’s mandate only allows them to address physical safety hazards at non-coal mine openings. BLM can supplement AMRP funding to allow them to address the environmental problems, if they exist at the opening, at the same time that they are addressing the physical safety hazard. Ongoing project in Utah and Colorado Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP), reclaiming abandoned mine openings and lands affected by past mining activities. In addition, the State of Utah, AMRP’s mandate only allows them to address physical safety hazards at non-coal mine openings. BLM can supplement AMRP funding to allow them to address the environmental problems, if they exist at the opening, at thesame time that they are addressing the physical safety hazard. BLM can supplement AMRP funding to allow them to address the environmental problems, if they exist at the opening, at the same time that they are addressing the physical safety hazard.Fiscal Year 2017
Ongoing project in Utah and Colorado Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP), reclaiming abandoned mine openings and lands affected by past mining activities. In addition, the State of Utah, AMRP’s mandate only allows them to address physical safety hazards at non-coal mine openings. BLM can supplement AMRP funding to allow them to address the environmental problems, if they exist at the opening, at the same time that they are addressing the physical safety hazard. BLM can supplement AMRP funding to allow them to address the environmental problems, if they exist at the opening, at the same time that they are addressing the physical safety hazard.Fiscal Year 2018
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1737(b)
Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements, 16 U.S.C. 1011, Public Law 104-208, Section 124, as amended Public Law 105-277, Section 135; and Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, Public Law 110-161, Division F, Section 125
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes. Further information will be available for each project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement.
Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Land Management will provide all applicants with information on why their proposal was not selected for award.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
Partnership projects are limited to public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management located mostly in the Western United States and Alaska unless other specific legislative authority exists. Hazmat and Abandoned Mine Land projects will support: inventory and site assessments; mitigation, remediation, and restoration activities; and maintenance and monitoring of actions taken. Funded projects will protect public health, safety and environmental resources by eliminating contamination and hazards and restoring natural resources. The Soil, Water and Air Program Support: soil survey and interpretation, ecological site determination, soil erosion control, and sustaining soil productivity; acquisition of water rights and inventory of water resources to assure availability of water to meet management objectives; monitoring and improvement of quality, and implementation of appropriate best management practices; Colorado River Basin salinity control activities; and air resource management including air quality, visibility, noise, climate, and climate change issues.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Shall submit at the minimum an annual Performance Report in accordance with the 2 CFR, Part 200.328 within 90 days after the anniversary date or as indicated in the Notice of Award. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final report no later than 90 calendar day after the award end date
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No specific restrictions for most projects, however, most projects are awarded for a one to five year period and funded on a year-by-year basis and funds are expended during a particular fiscal year. No commitment will be made to fund projects beyond one year. New and continuing projects will be re-evaluated each year based on performance, merit, and funding availability. Frequency of recipient of payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses of Bureau of Land Management State Offices.
Division of Environmental Quality and Protection, Bureau of Land Management (WO 280), ), 1849 C St, N.W, Room 5284
Washington, DC 20003 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$5,321,592.00; FY 19 est $6,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$7,172,688.00; FY 16$10,814,674.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have ranged from $1,000 to 1,762,000. Average amount is $62,700 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about the Bureau of Land Management environmental quality and protection programs can be found at www.blm.gov, including: the Cooperative Conservation Based Strategic Plan for the Abandoned Mine Lands Programs, Abandoned Mine Land Program Policy Bureau of Land Manual 3720 and Handbook H-3720-1, Hazard Management and Resource Restoration Manual 1703, and CERCLA Response Actions Handbook H-1703-1. Manuals providing basic program policy guidance for the Soil, Water and Air Program are found in Bureau of Land Management Manual 7000 series and may be obtained at www.blm.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
Data is not available BLM Utah Establishment Of Utah Air Quality Modeling Center; BLM CA Mojave Desert Area Hydrologic Reconnaissance; BLM-ES Study Of Air Emissions And Effects Of Best Management; NM Statewide Orphan Well Reclamation Program; WY DEQ Abandoned Mine Site Reclamation; CO Lake Fork Monitoring; NV CESU Perry Canyon Creek Acid Mine Drainage Remediation; CA Ukiah AML; CA Mojave Desert Hydro.Fiscal Year 2017
BLM Utah Establishment Of Utah Air Quality Modeling Center; BLM CA Mojave Desert Area Hydrologic Reconnaissance; BLM-ES Study Of Air Emissions And Effects Of Best Management; NM Statewide Orphan Well Reclamation Program; WY DEQ Abandoned Mine Site Reclamation; CO Lake Fork Monitoring; NV CESU Perry Canyon Creek Acid Mine Drainage Remediation; CA Ukiah AML; CA Mojave Desert Hydro.Fiscal Year 2018
Utah Establishment of Utah Air Quality Modeling Center Utah VFO Reclamation of Lands Impacted by Energy Exploration and Extraction Activities: Uinta Basin, Utah Utah Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring Support for Rural Areas Study of air emissions and effects of best management practices at oil and gas sites in the Northern Appalachian Basin WY DEQ Abandoned Mine Site ReclamationFiscal Year 2019
Data is not available.Fiscal Year 2020
Data is not available.