Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The information is used by the owners and operators of the 30,000,000 irrigated acres in the mountain States, and the far West; as well as help farm operators, rural communities, and municipalities which use the water supply forecasts to manage water resources.
The data are also used in administering international and interstate river flow distribution contracts and agreements, and in the regulation of hundreds of small and large reservoirs for irrigation, flood control, power generation, recreation, industry, and municipal supplies.
The data also provide soil moisture/temperature and climate data which supports drought assessments, flood assessment, fire hazard assessment, wildlife management and climate change research.
Cooperators include other Federal agencies, State agencies, municipalities, irrigation districts, water associations and private utilities, and water management officials of Canada and Mexico.
100% discretionary funding.
General public, including those located in the U.S.
General public, including those located in the U.S. Territories.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Individuals can make requests for reports from NRCS Field and State offices that issued them, and from the NRCS National Water and Climate Center at Portland, OR.
Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act , Public Law 74-76, 16 U.S.C 590 a-f.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Post Assistance Requirements
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
(Salaries) FY 16 $9,510,000; FY 17 est $10,430,000; and FY 18 est $9,265,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Snow Surveys, AIB 536.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. State and local offices of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the National Water & Climate Center, Portland, OR. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses. California's Department of Water Resources, which coordinates and issues snow surveys for that State, and the British Columbia Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, supply data for the monthly west-wide summaries.
Mike Strobel Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 2890 , Washington, District of Columbia 20013 Email: email@example.com Phone: 503-414-3055
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