Development of parks, trails and natural area and the Clark County Wetlands Park, which serves as a regional wildlife preserve, affording education and recreation, while providing habitat restoration and associated wildlife, water systems, and wetlands protection, for a unique resource of the Las Vegas Valley; City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Regional Park, with playgrounds, acquatic, picnic, and amphitheatre areas, providing recreational opportunities for the rapidly expanding northwest Las Vegas Valley area, and; Alamo Children's Park, a basic community recreational park providing picnic and barbeque areas, a volley ball court, and shaded playground area, for the small agricultural community of Alamo, NV.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
Cooperative Agreements with local government and units of local governments, has resulted in project selection for projects focused on wetlands preservation, regional and community park recreation opportunities, multi-use trail systems for pedestrians & equestrians, preservation of native vegetation, evaluation, monitoring and protection of threatened or endangered species, improved water quality, protection of cultural sites, responsible fire management, and enhanced public safety.
Uses and Use Restrictions
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, and White Pine County, Nevada, 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.
Local governments and regional government entities within the State of Nevada as specifically identified in Public Law 105-263, as amended.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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 should be submitted through Grants.gov or via hardcopy to the project office and include: a title, objectives, timeframe, and a budget breakdown as specified in the funding opportunity announcement. No State plan is required with this application.
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.
The deadline will be published in the Grants.gov announcement for each project.
Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 31 U.S.C. 6901 Public Law 105-263, as amended; 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; and White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006, 16 U.S.C. 1241, Public Law 109-432, Division C, Title III.
Range of Approval/Disapproval 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.
None. 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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula requirements. However, applicant's matching funds are encouraged and those projects are more likely to be funded.
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.
Post Assistance Requirements
Recipients of funding are required to submit quarterly financial status reports using Standard Form 269, Financial Status Report, and quarterly, semi-annual, or annual performance reports 30 days following the end of the reporting period.
Final performance and financial status reports are due 120 days after the end date of grant performance.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance $500,000 (for fiscal years ending December 1, 2003) or more a year in Federal funds will have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
State and local governments shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82.
FY 07 $425,000,000; FY 08 est $96,000,000; and FY 09 est $45,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have run between $52,800 to $42,000,000. Average amounts run about $5,000,000 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/.
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 .
Division Chief, Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management (WO 350), 1849 C St., N.W., 1000 LS, Washington DC 20240. Telephone: (202)452-7779.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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.
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