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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 10/13/10
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    
  307-352-0205    

JIO-PAPO Accepting Applications for Off-site Mitigation Projects


The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) will accept applications for funding off-site mitigation projects until Nov. 1.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the JIO-PAPO website at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/ and review the JIO-PAPO strategic plans and mitigation goals to ensure that proposed projects fall within appropriate parameters. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the Jonah Infill Drilling Project and the Pinedale Anticline Project Area Records of Decision at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale.html

The Funding Application on www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/jio/index.htm for JIO projects or www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/papo/index.htm for PAPO projects should be used by applicants. Supporting documentation establishing the value and relevancy of the proposal to JIO or PAPO goals is required and will be used to evaluate applications.

Project applications and supporting documentation can be submitted by email to: JIO_WYMail@blm.gov (files larger than 3 MB cannot be accepted) or as hard copy to: JIO-PAPO, P.O. Box 768, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, WY 82941. Receipt of applications will be verified with senders within five business days.

Project applications may be submitted at any time during the year until the deadline of Nov. 1 for consideration for the next calendar year’s funding; applications received after Nov. 1 will be considered during the next application cycle. Additional information is available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/docs/applicationguidelines.pdf or contact John MacDonald, Acting JIO-PAPO Project Coordinator, at 307-367-5386.



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Last updated: 10-13-2010