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Deadline: September 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Interior: Bureau of Land Management-New Mexico Partners for a Clean New Mexico

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has combined its resources with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies and the nonprofit and private industry to form a partnership, entitled Partners for a Clean New Mexico (PCNM). PCNM will fund a non-federal entity in order to implement an illegal dumping abatement strategic plan. The primary focus is outreach, education, enforcement, and clean-up activities on public, private, and state lands in New Mexico. The public purpose is to protect the environment, enhance wildlife habitat, and restore the visual beauty of the landscape. On an annual basis, PCNM and various other entities within New Mexico spend more than $3 million on clean-up efforts and related programs. PCNMs goal is to improve public awareness of the impacts of illegal dumping on public, state, private, municipal, county, and tribal lands within New Mexico.

The award recipient will foster cooperation and consultation between BLM and its other partners for the purposes of restoring and preserving public, private, and state lands of New Mexico. All of the outreach and coordination activities performed by the recipient and the specific projects developed and funded for outreach, education, enforcement, and clean-up efforts shall support the project objective. While the recipient has general latitude as to how to achieve the project objectives in furtherance of the public purposes served by this funding opportunity, the recipient shall carry out the projects in support of the strategic plan.

Project activities include:

  • Engage in outreach, coordination, and partnership development activities
  • Identify and prioritize specific projects in cooperation with the BLM and Partners
  • Design and develop the specific outreach and education projects
  • Improve public benefit through diminishing the amount of illegal dumping occurring on public lands

Amount: A total of $1,000,000 is expected to be awarded over the five year period of performance. One individual award will be made that ranges from $5,000-$145,000 per year.

Eligibility: Unrestricted, anyone may apply.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295165

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