Southern Nevada Public Land Management

 

To provide for the orderly disposal of certain Federal lands in Clark County, Nevada, and to provide for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands in the State of Nevada.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.235
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Land Management, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas - Cooperative Agreements with local government and units of local governments have resulted in 11 completed projects in the Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas. These multi-year project included the NW-SW Equestrian Trails, Boulder City Bootleg Canyon Park Phase II, Desert Inn Water Park Feature, Paradise Point Park, I-215 Regional Trail Connectivity, Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Grounds Phase II, Las Vegas Wash Environmental Restoration Project Phase III, Sandhill/Owens Park & Trailhead – Private and City-Owned Land, Duck Creek Stabilization Project Phase II, and White Pine County Parks Critical Public Health and Safety Renovations. These projects created ADA trails with interpretive desert animal sculptures, multi-use trails, equestrian trails, asphalt trails with connectivity to existing parks, trials with lighting, children’s play water features and splash pad, children’s playgrounds with toddler lots and open turf play areas, educational and interpretive areas about sustainable landscape practices, pedestrian crossing improvements, dog parks, skate parks, trail and park lighting, industrial pedestrian bridges and tunnels, interpretive kiosks, trail side benches, cyclists and runners staging areas, picnic areas with shade structures, restrooms, construction of multiple Las Vegas Wash weirs with riparian rehabilitation, park fencing and vehicle barriers, and landscaping with irrigation. Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - Cooperative Agreements with the State of Nevada, State of California, and local fire departments and fire protection districts within those states have resulted in the completion of eight Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention projects in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, producing 7,050 acres of hazardous fuels reduction. BLM anticipates awarding 16 Cooperative Agreements in FY17 including: Las Vegas Wash Enhancement and Stabilization, Kiel Ranch Historic Park Land Acquisition, McGill Ball Park Upgrade Phase II, Northern Nevada Railroad Museum Interpretive Trail Phase II, Carson River Trail System Phase II – Ranch Connection, Robert E “Bob” Price Park Improvements, Southwest Ridge Park/Trailhead Phase I, two Craig Ranch Regional Park Land Acquisitions, the Union Pacific Railroad Trail Acquisition and Construction Consolidation, Nevada Regional Fuels Reduction, Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Carson City Westside Hazardous Fuels Reduction, California Lake Tahoe Basin Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Carson City Hazardous Fuels Collection, and the Programmatic Timberland Environmental Impact Report.
Fiscal Year 2017 Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - Cooperative Agreements with the State of Nevada, State of California, and local fire departments and fire protection districts within those states have resulted in the completion of eight Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention projects in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, producing 7,050 acres of hazardous fuels reduction. Las Vegas Wash Enhancement and Stabilization, Kiel Ranch Historic Park Land Acquisition, McGill Ball Park Upgrade Phase II, Northern Nevada Railroad Museum Interpretive Trail Phase II, Carson River Trail System Phase II – Ranch Connection, Robert E “Bob” Price Park Improvements, Southwest Ridge Park/Trailhead Phase I, two Craig Ranch Regional Park Land Acquisitions, the Union Pacific Railroad Trail Acquisition and Construction Consolidation, Nevada Regional Fuels Reduction, Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Carson City Westside Hazardous Fuels Reduction, California Lake Tahoe Basin Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Carson City Hazardous Fuels Collection, and the Programmatic Timberland Environmental Impact Report.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Parks Trails, and Natural Areas category anticipates closing 7 Cooperative Agreements and starting 10 new agreements with local governments in Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties. Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention category anticipates closing four Cooperative Agreements with the State of Nevada. Additionally, the Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention category anticipates starting 6 new agreements with various State of California and Nevada, local fire departments and fire protection districts within those states.
Fiscal Year 2019 No current data available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No current data available.
Authorization
Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 31 U.S.C. 6901 Public Law 105-263, as amended; Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act of 2000, Public Law 106-362; Clark County Conservation of Public Land and National Resources Act of 2002, 16 U.S.C. 460qqq, Public Law 107-282; Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act of 2004, Public Law 108-108, Section 147, Title I, Section 146; Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2004, 16 U.S.C. 1241, Public Law 108-424, Tax Relief and Heathy Care Act of 2006, Public Law 109--432, Title III, Subtitle H, Sec. 382, Amendments to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11, Title II, Subtitle G, Sec. 2601(g) Availability of Funds, Section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998; Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” Mckeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Public Law P.L.113–291; Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1737(b), Public Law 94-579, as amended, and; Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974, 7 USC 2814, Public Law 93-629, as amended by Public Law 101-624 Section 2814.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Local governments and regional government entities within the State of Nevada as specifically identified in Public Law 105-263, as amended.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR, Part 200, Subpart C-Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards. 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.
Award Procedure
For any grants awarded as a component of any project, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and funded under Public Law 105-263 and subsequent amendments, for any eligible beneficiary entity, all applicable Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarded procedures will be followed.
Deadlines
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 announcement closes. Projects are approved in accordance with Public Law 105-263, as amended, and as further delineated in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act Implementation Agreement. 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.
Appeals
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.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria used for selecting projects is outlined and defined in the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act Implementation Agreement, based upon the established Ranking and Rating Criteria, a balanced review including relevance to program objectives, merit and cost effectiveness, and consistent with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, Public Law 105-263, as amended.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative projects are restricted to the development of parks, trails, and natural areas on lands owned by local governments and units of as designated in Public Law 105-263, as amended, in Clark County, Lincoln County, White Pine County, and Carson City, Nevada, to the development and implementation of the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan in Clark County, and, to the development and implementation of comprehensive, cost-effective, multijurisdictional hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention plans, including sustainable biomass and biofuel energy development and production activities, for the Lake Tahoe Basin (Nevada and California), for the Carson Range in Douglas and Washoe Counties, and Carson City in the State of Nevada, and that are: subject to approval by the Secretary of the Interior; and not more than 10 years in duration; and as further in the Southern Nevada public Land Management Act Implementation Agreement. For more specific information contact the regional or headquarters office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: 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.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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 five year period and funded on a year-by-year basis and funds are expended during a particular fiscal year. Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
SNPLMA Business Manager, Nevada State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520-0006. Telephone: (775) 861-6613. E-mail: Sharon_Gore@blm.gov .
Headquarters Office
Division Chief
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89520-0006 US
sgore@blm.gov
Phone: (775)-861-6613
Website Address
http://www.nv.blm.gov/snplma/.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-5232-0-1-302
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$845,991.00; FY 19 est $62,862,977.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$79,617,609.00; FY 16$72,973,176.00; - Data not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have been between $30,000 to $30,500,000. Average project amount is $2,500,000 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All guidance for this program rests with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, as amended, Public Law 105-263, and can be found on website http://www.nv.blm.gov/snplma/.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 The Parks, Trails and Natural Areas category includes the following funded and in progress projects. The Camp Success Preservation and Enhancement Project in White Pine County, Nevada, in existence since the 1940s, will provide continued use of the Camp and enhance the recreational and environmental education opportunities for youth and families in eastern Nevada. The Warm Springs Natural Area Project in Clark County, Nevada is regionally significant as it contains more than 20 perennial springs that form the headquarters of the Muddy River. The site contains numerous landscapes including Mojave desert, riparian forest, mesquite woodlands, and alkali meadows through which 3.8 miles of the Muddy River wanders. The Doolittle Park Family Area Renovation Project in Clark County, Nevada will reinvigorate this older park space, encouraging sustainable living in the city's core. Increasing tree canopy, improving the park entry point, and adding a senior citizens activity area will improve the family environment of this heavily utilized local park. Horseshoe pits, new BBQs, new sidewalks, new grass and irrigation system, a medium ramada, and new lighting, will complete the much needed renovations. The Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention category includes the existing and proposed projects for Fiscal Year 2016: Incline Village Prescribed Fire, D.L. Bliss Campground Hazardous Fuels Reduction, North Tahoe and Meeks Bay Community Wildfire Protection Plan Implementation, State of Nevada Urban Lot Fuel Reduction, Kingsbury 2 Hazardous Fuels Reduction, and South Shore Community Wildfire Protection Plan Implementation. The Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas category includes the following funded and in progress projects. Kiel Ranch Historical Park, Caliente Mountain Bike Trail System, Warm Springs Natural Area, Wetlands Park Education, and the Silverbowl Complex Trails. The Kiel Ranch Historical Park was the site of the first settlement in Las Vegas. It has a natural spring that runs through the property. Projects funded and ongoing at this park include spring restoration, site improvements to reduce impacts and increase visitor recreation opportunities, and provide interpretation and information. The Caliente Mountain Bike Trail System will develop a system of trails for off-pavement mountain bike recreation that connects the rural town of Caliente with adjacent federal lands and a network of trails for non-motorized recreation. Fiscal Year 2017: The Parks, Trails and Natural Areas category includes the following funded and in progress projects. The McGill Ball Park Upgrade will provide ADA access, address public health and safety issues, and preserve historic features of existing recreational facilities. The Las Vegas Wash Enhancement and Stabilization will construct a weir that will reduce severe erosion that affects over 2,900 acres of restored wetland, 55 miles of multi-use non-motorized trails, and will support the creation of an additional 80 acres of wetland and upland habitat. The Robert E. “Bob” Price Park Improvements will design and build improvements on five acres in an economically depressed neighborhood in Las Vegas. Improvements will consist of a nature themed playground including natural structures like boulders, shade structures, swings, benches, safety features, water play features, turf multi-use sports fields, group pavilions, etc.
Fiscal Year 2017 Nevada Regional Fuels Reduction, Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Carson City Westside Hazardous Fuels Reduction, California Lake Tahoe Basin Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Carson City Hazardous Fuels Collection, and the Programmatic Timberland Environmental Impact Report. These projects will reduce hazardous fuels or plan for the reduction of hazardous fuels in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson Range. Projects vary in size and scope, including, fine fuels reduction, timber and vegetation reduction, public education and awareness, and environmental planning compliance activities.
Fiscal Year 2018 SNPLMA Carpenter 1 Fire Harris Springs Watershed Restoration SNPLMA Take Pride in America Desert Cleanup Program SNPLMA Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention SNPLMA Wildlife and Habitat Protection Program Ely District SNPLMA 1-R16B Lincoln County Partners Non-Motorized Multipurpose Trail System (Connector) Ely District SNPLMA 2-R16B Ella Mountain Non-Motorized Multipurpose Trail
Fiscal Year 2019 Craig Ranch Regional Park 20.57-acre acquisition project Kiel Ranch Historic Park Phase IV Jack Caylor Park Phase II Harrison Marion Park and Trailhead Milestone Park Phase I Southwest Regional Sports Park Multi-Use 5k Trail
Fiscal Year 2020 Data is unavailable

 



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