Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Two Leggins Drainage District||$ 621||   ||2019-06-30||2024-09-30|
|Tongue River Water Users Association||$ 55,825||   ||2019-01-01||2024-09-30|
|Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Nation, The||$ 5,807,461||   ||2018-03-13||2023-12-31|
|Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians||$ 351,706||   ||2010-07-27||2022-01-31|
|Colorado River Indian Tribe||$ 98,816||   ||2019-01-01||2021-12-31|
|Seminole Tribe Of Florida, Inc., The||$ 10,923,374||   ||2001-02-06||2021-09-30|
|Santa Ana, Pueblo Of||$ 194,000||   ||2020-12-31|
|Isleta, Pueblo Of||$ 194,000||   ||2018-01-01||2020-12-31|
|Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe||$ 476,054||   ||2000-09-29||2020-12-31|
|Pueblo Of Zia||$ 151,730||   ||2016-09-23||2020-12-31|
Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds are used by tribes to conduct water management and planning project and activities for the purpose of managing and conserving their water resources and to participate in the on-going water rights negotiation and litigation activities to protect and secure their lawful water rights.
All awards are project/proposal specific and are the result of a nationwide competitve process.
Contact the headquarters office for more information.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and their members and Native American Organizations.
Initial application for financial assistance must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Informal preapplication conference is recommended.
Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request.
An environmental impact statement is required for this program.
An environmental impact assessment is 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. The Bureau's application and prioritization procedure for water programs funding has been published as a Notice in the Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 201, Wednesday, October 19, 2005 ('Notice of Revised Instructions for Preparing and Prioritizing Water Program Funding Requests'). Completed applications should be submitted by the established deadline to the local BIA agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Awards are made by the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services, Central Office, based on the prioritization of all applications received through a thorough evaluation and scoring by a six-person review team. Awards are usually made shortly after the review team has completed its reviews of all proposals received in Central Office by the due date of September 15th. Any awards are subject to the availability of the congressional appropriations for the new fiscal year.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; Snyder Act of 1921, 25 U.S.C. 13, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
There are no set times for approval or disapproval.
No appeal process. The Water Programs funds are annual, non-recurring congressional appropriations and any awards made on the basis of the published prioritization process and the availability of funds.
Funds are appropriated for use in non-recurring projects/activities on a year-to-year basis and are not intended to provide perennial support for tribal programs.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Applications are evaluated and scored based on weighted criteria that have a maximum scoring range of 100 points (congressional and court mandates automatically score 100). No matching requirement, however, applications with available matching funds may score higher. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor or grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Post Assistance Requirements
Water program funds awarded to tribes through Public Law 93-638, as amended, are subject to the requirements of the Act and 25 CFR Part 900.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
The Federal Financial Report, SF 425 is required.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is $10,000 to $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Notice of Revised Instructions for Preparing and Prioritizing Water Program Funding Requests, Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 201, Wednesday, October 19, 2005.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Division Chief, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Natural Resources, Office of Trust Services, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 4650 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3956.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Water Management, Planning, and Pre-development proposals are evaluated according to the type of proposal (as published in the Federal Register Notice, Vol. 70, No. 201, October 19, 2005): Water Management - Indian Water and Associated Resources; Water Management - Coordination/Cooperation/Consultation/Conservation; Water Management - Other; Water Planning and Pre-development - Indian Water; and Water Planning and Pre-development - Other: In addition, all proposals are evaluated on the basis of: Cost Effectiveness, Compliance with Requesting Guidelines; and Efficiency and Accomplishment. Projects are funded based on rankings of the projects Bureau wide, and in accordance with the national program priorities established for the program. Some preference is given to proposals that offer matching funds. Proposals are evaluated on the capability of the prospective applicant to successfully conduct the project, and on the budget and its effective use.