Number: 
L22AS00069
Sponsor: 
BLM
Award Ceiling: 
1000000
Posted Date: 
November 16, 2021
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
January 18, 2022
The BLM anticipates awarding between $1,000,000 and $11,000,000 in total funding for approximately 15 total research projects that are responsive to this opportunity. Included in this estimate is the following: - $900,000 to $10,000,000 for approximately ten (10) agreements related to long-lasting mare fertility control - $100,000 to $1,000,000 for approximately five (5) agreements related to relationships between wild horses or wild burros, and their environment Proposals should support at least one of the goals of this program listed below: - Development and/ or testing of new or improved long-lasting fertility control methods for mares, and/ or testing the application of existing methods in a way that provides essential information for successful application of long-lasting fertility control methods for mares, and/ or testing and documentation of the effects of new or existing long-lasting fertility control methods for mares. - Examination of the relationships between wild horses or wild burros and their environment, with potential special attention paid to effects of climate change, or effects of wild horses or burros on ecosystem resilience to climate change. All proposed projects submitted under this funding opportunity must state an anticipated benefit to the public, in addition to the provision of research results that are informative to the BLM. For example, fertility control methods that would be useful in wild mares may be of value for domestic horses, and research studies that inform BLM about environmental relations on public lands may also be of value on private lands, or other federal, state, or tribal lands that the public uses.