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Lincoln County Archaelogical Initiative LogoAdministered by the Bureau of Land Management to support archaeological projects in Lincoln County and to carry out the archaeological provisions of the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000: Public Law 106-298 and the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, Development Act of 2004: Public Law 108-424.

Questions & Answers

Q: Can funding be used for archaeological projects outside Lincoln County?
A: No, funds are for projects within Lincoln County only.

Q: Can funding be used for archaeological resources that are less than 100 years old?
A: No. Under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, an archaeological resource must be at least 100 years old.

Q: Can funding be used for projects on private property?
A: No.

Q: Do projects have to be conducted on federal-administered land?
A: No. State lands are also eligible.

Q: How do I submit a project?
A: You must complete a proposal package. See the website for more information and package documents.

Q: When will I know if the project has been approved?
A: Approximately ten months after close of the nomination period.

Q: Who is eligible to receive project funding?
A: Entities that qualify for assistance agreements or that are able to contract for work through an RFP Process.

Q: What is the nomination review process?
A: Nominations are screened and ranked by the Archaeological Resources Team (ART), recommendations are made by the ART to the Partners Working Group. The Working Group will then send its recommendations to the Executive Committee. This committee provides final recommendations for funding to the BLM Nevada State Director who will make the final decisions.

Q: Will multi-year projects be considered?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I already need to have an assistant agreement?
A: No. You can apply for one.

Q: Should projects be presented in phases?
A: Presentation in phases is encouraged.

Q: How will I know when nominations are due?
A: See our website for current dates.

Q: Can an entity submit more than one proposal?
A: Yes.

Q: What happens if a nomination does not address BLM priorities?
A: The nomination will be rejected.

Last updated: 01-13-2011