Threatened and Endangered Species
The BLM, as a federal agency, is required under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to carry out programs to protect and recover threatened and endangered (T&E) species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. The BLM implements tasks identified in T&E recovery plans developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service. The BLM also implements conservation actions for sensitive and candidate species to preclude the need for federal listing. The Threatened and Endangered Species Program works to conserve and recover federally-listed animal and plant species and their habitat on public lands and shares cooperative responsibility with other BLM programs and partners for conservation of candidate and sensitive species. The scope of the T&E Species Program spans all taxa that merit designation under the Endangered Species Act, providing a cross section of the most imperiled species of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, invertebrates, fish, and plants. As of 2018, 430 federally threatened and endangered species and over 20 federal candidate species occur within BLM jurisdiction. Public lands often provide the key habitat for species recovery and conservation. Managing more land than any other federal agency, the BLM plays a pivotal and substantive role. Due to the commingling of federal and nonfederal lands, the BLM?s proactive commitment to conserve threatened and endangered species is essential to federal, state, and non-governmental organizations in meeting our mutual interest of species recovery. Collaboration on conservation endeavors with the ultimate goal to increase threatened and endangered species populations and manage and restore habitat of these federal trust wildlife, fish and plants within the public domain, serves a public purpose as required in cooperative agreements.
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 2017
Made over 95 awards - The highest priority areas of focus for the Threatened and Endangered Species program are to implement recovery tasks for those species that have the highest potential to be recovered; address the needs of those species with the highest risk of extinction; and conserve those species experiencing the greatest conflict in BLM multiple use operations. There are times when, instead of approaching recovery of a specific focal species, conservation actions must be on the broader ecosystem itself, with restoration centered on its primary function or driver. Such is the case of the coastal dunes in northern California, home to seven listed plants and the western snowy plover.Fiscal Year 2018
The highest priority areas of focus for the Threatened and Endangered Species program are to implement recovery tasks for those species that have the highest potential to be recovered; address the needs of those species with the highest risk of extinction; and conserve those species experiencing the greatest conflict in BLM multiple use operations. There are times when, instead of approaching recovery of a specific focal species, conservation actions must be on the broader ecosystem itself, with restoration centered on its primary function or driver.Fiscal Year 2019
The highest priority areas of focus for the Threatened and Endangered Species program are to implement recovery tasks for those species that have the highest potential to be recovered; address the needs of those species with the highest risk of extinction; and conserve those species experiencing the greatest conflict in BLM multiple use operations. There are times when, instead of approaching recovery of a specific focal species, conservation actions must be on the broader ecosystem itself, with restoration centered on its primary function or driver.Fiscal Year 2020
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Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 USC §1737 (b); Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements (aka The Wyden Amendment), 16 USC 1011, PL 104-208, Section 124, as amended by PL 105-277, Section 136, as amended by PL 108-7, Section 135; Plant Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-224), Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974 (Sections 1 and 15), 7 USC 2814; P.L. 93-629, as amended by PL 101-624.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All Public Land users.
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. 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.
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding 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, but should not be more than five years. Further information will be available for each program at the time the Notice of Funding Opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes.
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. The 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?
Projects are primarily conducted on lands administered by the BLM but may also be conducted on other public or private lands. Most of these lands are located in the Western United States and Alaska. Assistance can be used to help protect, restore, assess and document federally-listed and rare species and the habitat upon which they depend; and to provide related public contact/education opportunities. Funding is highly variable each fiscal year.
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 sub recipient. 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. However, most projects are funded on a year to year basis and no more than five years. Funds are expended during a particular fiscal year. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes. 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
20 M Street SE
., DC 200033503 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$735,719.00; FY 19 est $1,059,564.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$3,200,000.00; - New Program
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have ranged from $5,000 to $2,000,000. Average amounts approximately $68,300 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
BLM's wildlife botany program is generally guided by provisions in 43 CFR Part 6000. A variety of public interest publications on these programs are available free of charge by contacting the appropriate State Office. Manuals providing basic program operational guidance for recreation (BLM Manual 6500) and may be obtained by contacting the Washington Office. In addition, 43 CFR 24 guides the BLM to collaboratively conserve resident wildlife with the state agencies. Migratory birds, a federal responsibility, as described in 43 CFR 24, are also collaboratively managed with state and other federal agencies.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Mattole River Fisheries restoration and monitoring program; Western yellow-billed cuckoo population surveys; multiple youth internship programs in support of t&e conservation, Gunnison Basin wet meadow restoration; database development on at-risk species; avian conservation population monitoring; San Joaquin wooly threads seed longevity analysis.Fiscal Year 2018
CA - Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTNRA), Management and Educational Outreach, NM Genetic Association Project for Kuenzler’s Hedgehog Cactus, OR/WA Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (YHONA) Seabird StudyFiscal Year 2019
CA South Spit Snowy Plover Monitoring, ID LEPA (slickspot peppergrass) Monitoring, ORWA Tioga Creek Stream RestorationFiscal Year 2020
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