Bureau of Land Management Eastern States (ES) Recreation and Visitor Services

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

The BLM Eastern States manages over 40,000 surface acres of public land for multiple use in the 31 states east of and bordering the Mississippi River. We manage mountain biking trails on the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in northern Virginia, which include wooden features that are unique in the mid-Atlantic states; the historic Chiles home site on Douglas Point, Maryland, situated near the Captain John Smith National Historic Water Trail that follows the Maryland side of the Chesapeake Bay; and numerous islands in the lakes and rivers of Wisconsin and Minnesota for recreation and wildlife habitat.

The Recreation and Visitor Services Program provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities that benefit the public and local communities. The program is also responsible for implementing Administration and Department priorities, including projects to improve racial equity, diversity and inclusion; help strengthen the U.S. economy; minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate. The program is also prioritizing implementation of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act; Executive Order (E.O.) 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government; and E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

BLM Eastern States has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with the following:

  • Improve and enhance access to and recreation opportunities on public lands and provide information and interpretation.
  • Classify, describe, analyze, and map recreation opportunities on public lands.
  • Enhance community-supported partnerships in tourism, marketing, and conservation.
  • Encourage, facilitate, and improve partnerships with access for youth.
  • Increase public participation in education and training opportunities.

Deadline: April 17, 2023

Agency Website

Amount Description

Maximum Award $30,000

Minimum Award $15,000

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 17, 2023