BLM UT GSENM Kaiparowits Critical Fossil Inventory and Protection Project

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 24, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 500 - $ 10,000
Category of Funding ActivityNatural Resources
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is required by its monument management plan to actively inventory and manage the world-class vertebrate fossil resources found on the Kaiparowits Plateau. In particular, the last fifteen years have proven that the Kaiparowits region contains numerous critical macrovertebrate sites that require immediate collection in order to preserve these highly significant heritage and scientific resources. Other, more remote areas on the plateau have high potential to contain such significant fossils, but remain unsurveyed. This opportunity will provide support to an institution whose goals are to document and preserve these critical fossil resources, while providing the BLM with models for resource distribution that can facilitate more effective Kaiparowits paleontological resource management. The recipients institution would be engaged in long-term research on Cretaceous vertebrate paleontology inside Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This project would provide critical data to meet research goals as well as provide fossil materials to support undergraduate and graduate research. Collection of new specimens will also provide the basis for public exhibits for the recipient, raising support and awareness of that institutions paleontology program. The recipients paleontological research program is a function of a public institution (university or museum). These are public entities that exist for the good of the public, largely to preserve our nations natural and cultural heritage and stimulate interest and stewardship in such public resources.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberL14AS00130
Funding Opportunity TitleBLM UT GSENM Kaiparowits Critical Fossil Inventory and Protection Project
Opportunity CategoryNatural Resources
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 4, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 24, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateJuly 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 75,000
Award Amount$ 500 - $ 10,000
CFDA Number
  • 15.224 - Cultural Resource Management

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Website
ContactOffice: Bureau of Land Management
Maria Gochis, Grants Management Officer, 801-539-4178

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