Southern Nevada Public Land Management

To provide for the orderly disposal of certain Federal lands in Clark County, Nevada, and to provide for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands in the State of Nevada.

credit: Ecotourism CA

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas category includes the following funded and in progress projects.

Kiel Ranch Historical Park, Caliente Mountain Bike Trail System, Warm Springs Natural Area, Wetlands Park Education, and the Silverbowl Complex Trails.

The Kiel Ranch Historical Park was the site of the first settlement in Las Vegas.

It has a natural spring that runs through the property.

Projects funded and ongoing at this park include spring restoration, site improvements to reduce impacts and increase visitor recreation opportunities, and provide interpretation and information.

The Caliente Mountain Bike Trail System will develop a system of trails for off-pavement mountain bike recreation that connects the rural town of Caliente with adjacent federal lands and a network of trails for non-motorized recreation.

Fiscal Year 2017: The Parks, Trails and Natural Areas category includes the following funded and in progress projects.

The McGill Ball Park Upgrade will provide ADA access, address public health and safety issues, and preserve historic features of existing recreational facilities.

The Las Vegas Wash Enhancement and Stabilization will construct a weir that will reduce severe erosion that affects over 2,900 acres of restored wetland, 55 miles of multi-use non-motorized trails, and will support the creation of an additional 80 acres of wetland and upland habitat.

The Robert E.

?Bob? Price Park Improvements will design and build improvements on five acres in an economically depressed neighborhood in Las Vegas.

Improvements will consist of a nature themed playground including natural structures like boulders, shade structures, swings, benches, safety features, water play features, turf multi-use sports fields, group pavilions, etc.

Fiscal Year 2017: Nevada Regional Fuels Reduction, Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Carson City Westside Hazardous Fuels Reduction, California Lake Tahoe Basin Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Carson City Hazardous Fuels Collection, and the Programmatic Timberland Environmental Impact Report.

These projects will reduce hazardous fuels or plan for the reduction of hazardous fuels in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson Range.

Projects vary in size and scope, including, fine fuels reduction, timber and vegetation reduction, public education and awareness, and environmental planning compliance activities.

Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

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 .

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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition $ 250,000   2009-03-312013-07-31
North Las Vegas, City Of $ 0   2008-12-012011-11-30
Clark County Of Nevada-$ 224,450   2008-01-012010-12-31
Las Vegas, City Of $ 0   2009-07-012010-06-30
Natural Resources, Utah Dept Of-$ 25,000   2008-01-012008-12-31
Clark County Of Nevada-$ 41,370   2006-06-012008-05-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas - Cooperative Agreements with local government and units of local governments have resulted in 11 completed projects in the Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas. These multi-year project included the NW-SW Equestrian Trails, Boulder City Bootleg Canyon Park Phase II, Desert Inn Water Park Feature, Paradise Point Park, I-215 Regional Trail Connectivity, Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Grounds Phase II, Las Vegas Wash Environmental Restoration Project Phase III, Sandhill/Owens Park & Trailhead ? Private and City-Owned Land, Duck Creek Stabilization Project Phase II, and White Pine County Parks Critical Public Health and Safety Renovations. These projects created ADA trails with interpretive desert animal sculptures, multi-use trails, equestrian trails, asphalt trails with connectivity to existing parks, trials with lighting, children?s play water features and splash pad, children?s playgrounds with toddler lots and open turf play areas, educational and interpretive areas about sustainable landscape practices, pedestrian crossing improvements, dog parks, skate parks, trail and park lighting, industrial pedestrian bridges and tunnels, interpretive kiosks, trail side benches, cyclists and runners staging areas, picnic areas with shade structures, restrooms, construction of multiple Las Vegas Wash weirs with riparian rehabilitation, park fencing and vehicle barriers, and landscaping with irrigation. Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - Cooperative Agreements with the State of Nevada, State of California, and local fire departments and fire protection districts within those states have resulted in the completion of eight Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention projects in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, producing 7,050 acres of hazardous fuels reduction. BLM anticipates awarding 16 Cooperative Agreements in FY17 including: Las Vegas Wash Enhancement and Stabilization, Kiel Ranch Historic Park Land Acquisition, McGill Ball Park Upgrade Phase II, Northern Nevada Railroad Museum Interpretive Trail Phase II, Carson River Trail System Phase II ? Ranch Connection, Robert E ?Bob? Price Park Improvements, Southwest Ridge Park/Trailhead Phase I, two Craig Ranch Regional Park Land Acquisitions, the Union Pacific Railroad Trail Acquisition and Construction Consolidation, Nevada Regional Fuels Reduction, Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Carson City Westside Hazardous Fuels Reduction, California Lake Tahoe Basin Reduction of Hazardous Fuels, Carson City Hazardous Fuels Collection, and the Programmatic Timberland Environmental Impact Report. Fiscal Year 2017: The Parks Trails, and Natural Areas category anticipates closing 7 Cooperative Agreements and starting 10 new agreements with local governments in Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties. Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention category anticipates closing four Cooperative Agreements with the State of Nevada in Fiscal Year 2017. Additionally, the Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention category anticipates starting 6 new agreements with various State of California and Nevada, local fire departments and fire protection districts within those states. Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.

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, White Pine County, and Carson City, Nevada, to the development and implementation of the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan in Clark County, 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.

For more specific information contact the regional or headquarters office.

For more specific information contact the regional or headquarters office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local governments and regional government entities within the State of Nevada as specifically identified in Public Law 105-263, as amended.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 31 U.S.C. 6901 Public Law 105-263, as amended; Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act of 2000, Public Law 106-362; 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, Tax Relief and Heathy Care Act of 2006, Public Law 109--432, Title III, Subtitle H, Sec. 382, Amendments to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11, Title II, Subtitle G, Sec. 2601(g) Availability of Funds, Section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998; Carl Levin and Howard P. ?Buck? Mckeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Public Law P.L.113?291; Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1737(b), Public Law 94-579, as amended, and; Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974, 7 USC 2814, Public Law 93-629, as amended by Public Law 101-624 Section 2814.

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.

Appeals

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.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory match requirements, however, applicant's matching funds are encouraged and those projects are more likely to be funded. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the notice of award, recipients shall submit at the minimum the following reports on an annual basis within 90 days after the anniversary date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

The notice of award will detail all financial, performance, and other specific report requirements, including frequency and due dates.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final report no later than 90 calendar day after the award end date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Unless otherwise stated in the award document, recipients are required to submit quarterly SF-425, Federal Financial Reports.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

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 subrecipient. 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5232-0-1-000; 14-5232-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $72,973,176; FY 17 est $78,000,000; and FY 18 est $20,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Past partnership projects have been between $30,000 to $30,500,000. Average project amount is $2,500,000 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/.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. 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 .

Headquarters Office

Division Chief Division of Lands and Realty, Bureau of Land Management (WO 350), 20 M Street, SE, Room 2134, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 Email: kim_berns@blm.gov Phone: (202) 912-7350

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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