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BLM AZ CESU CCS Wildlife Water Catchment Reconstruction/Repair Arizona Strip District AZ

Post Date

May 6th 2016

Application Due Date

July 5th 2016

See announcement cover sheet for the deadline (5 July 2016 @ 17:00) for submission of applications. Applications must be received by the BLM prior to the posted deadline.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Natural Resources

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


1. Eligible Applicants The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this announcement. Failure to meet eligibility requirements will result in precluding the BLM from making an award. Eligible applicant types are: Unrestricted, anyone may apply 2. Cost Sharing or Matching Non-federal partners are expected to match BLM Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP) funds at or near one-to-one (1:1) for their respective projects. If there is more than one non-federal partner for a project their total contributions may be combined to meet the 1:1 cost share goal. 3. Other Eligibility Restrictions This financial assistance opportunity is also open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner's Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $30000 - $250000

Grant Description

a. Background: The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners). The Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the Desert SouthwestДккs natural, cultural, and social resources. The CESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users, and educators. BLM and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) have partnered to ensure water is available for wildlife in Arizona. There are over 180 wildlife water developments on BLM administered lands in the Arizona Strip. Some of these water developments were first built back to the 1940s. These developments are critical to ArizonaДккs wildlife populations. BLM and AGFD cooperatively manage these developments. Many of the over 180 wildlife waters on the AZ Strip have failed or have become dilapidated to the point that they are no longer useable to wildlife. More than 70% of these waters were cooperatively built with the AGFD, Non-government organizations, or private individuals. When fully functional, these facilities provided a vital limiting resource to a wide variety of wildlife, including endangered, threatened, and sensitive species. These sites have fallen into disrepair due to a variety of factors. There has not been sufficient funding or available BLM personnel to complete annual monitoring of catchments or document additional repair needs. Drought has put a high stress load on virtually all wildlife species in this arid area, including big game, non-game, and special status species. b. Objectives: The proposed project would expedite the on-going repair and/or reconstruction efforts of catchments by BLM working side by side with the recipient. Completion of this work would minimize or eliminate what is estimated to be large scale wildlife die-offs during drought years.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of the Interior

  • Office:

    Bureau of Land Management

  • Agency Contact:

    Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr (602) 417-9268

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