ELY—The Bureau of Land Management will accept proposals for Round 11 of the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Proposals under the initiative focus on the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of unique archaeological resources in Lincoln County, Nev. Projects must be on public land within Lincoln County and address the priorities outlined in the solicitation.

The BLM is soliciting proposals through grants.gov, solicitation # L18AS00063, or through fedconnect.net solicitation #140L3918R0007.

Funding for LCAI comes from revenues generated through the sale of public lands identified for disposal in the Lincoln County Lands Act and existing land-use plans. The Act created a special account in which 85-percent of the revenues from land sales are deposited.  Funds in the special account may be used for a number of activities, including the study of archaeological resources in Lincoln County.  The remaining funds are distributed to the State of Nevada (5-percent) and Lincoln County (10-percent).

To date, the BLM has approved $10,130,550 for archaeological projects in Lincoln County.  Expenditures approved include documenting Paiute and Shoshone rock art sites, and oral histories and practices; archaeological site inventories; obsidian toolstone research; settlement pattern studies; educational brochures and websites; archaeological educational curriculum and upgrade of archaeological collections by inventorying, re-marking and repackaging of artifacts collected from public lands in Lincoln County.

For more information, contact Program Manager Carol Bass at (775) 289-1803 or cbass@blm.gov.