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FY24 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Idaho (ID) Cultural and Paleontology Resource Management




October 2, 2023



December 11, 2023





Award Floor:



Match Required?





Entity Types:

State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Nonprofits (without 501(c)(3) status)

Individuals and For-Profit Organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.This program NOFO does not support entities hiring interns or crews under the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993. The Public Lands Corps Act of 1993, 16 USC, Chapter 37, Subchapter II-Public Lands Corps, is the only legislative authority that allows BLM to "hire" interns under this authority. Therefore, eligible Youth Conservation Corps may only apply for projects developed under NOFO 15.243 BLM Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands.CESUs are partnerships with a purpose to promote, conduct, and provide research, studies, assessments, monitoring, technical assistance, and educational services. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement which is consistent with the CESU purpose, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no-more-than 17.5 percent of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner;apos;s Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA). Applicants should specify if their proposal furthers the purpose of the CESU program, and if so which CESU Network should be considered as host.




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The purpose of the program is to manage cultural and paleontological resources to benefit the public. The program also provides support and guidance on consultation with Native American Tribes, specifically on cultural resource issues, and also provides technical support and guidance. BLM manages archaeological and historic sites, artifact collections, places of traditional cultural importance to American Indians and other communities, and paleontological resources that occur on million acres of federal lands. Collectively, these “heritage resources” represent over years of human occupation, and millions of years of the earth’s natural history. BLM Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs coordinate management, preservation, education and outreach efforts, economic opportunities, and public uses of a fragile, nonrenewable scientific record that represents an important component of America’s heritage. The BLM Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Resource Management Programs seek to establish partnerships that collaboratively encourage the public to learn about and engage with heritage resources on public lands, restoring trust and being a good neighbor, and sustainably developing energy and natural resources. The Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Resource Management Programs achieve these goals by: Protecting and preserving cultural heritage and paleontological resources for the benefit of future generations; Improving professional and/or public understanding of the nation’s cultural and natural history; Providing educational, recreational, and economic opportunities for local communities and the public; Increasing American Indian access to locations and natural resources important to traditional cultural practices and beliefs; and Managing heritage resource collections and associated records to appropriate standards, and providing access to the public and American Indians. The BLM is responsible for the largest, most diverse and scientifically important aggregation of cultural, historical, and paleontological resources on the public lands, as well as the associated museum collections and data. This program continues to advance the Department of Interior’s priorities to create a conservation stewardship legacy while generating revenue and utilizing our natural resources. BLM’s continued commitment to reduce and streamline its processes and procedures to serve its customers and the public better and faster across all its program areas. These reforms allow the Bureau to realign time and resources to completing important on–the-groundwork.

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