Providing Water to At-Risk Natural Desert Terminal Lakes

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated.

Reclamation does not anticipate new awards in FY18.

If additional funding is realized, new solicitations may become available, and the following would apply.

Under this
authority, Reclamation will fund various activities for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes to provide water and assistance to a terminal lake to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: In Fiscal Year 2017, The Nature Conservancy was awarded an agreement for ongoing management responsibilities of the Independence Lake Preserve and lower Truckee River restoration sites; the State of Nevada, Division of Water Resources was awarded additional funding for mapping of Newlands water rights and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the State of California were awarded agreements for ongoing implementation of TROA.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Technical/Program Information ? contact Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Attention: Mandy Brinnand, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4015.

Telephone (775) 884-8367.

Fax (775)884-8376.

Email abrinnand@usbr.gov.

Acquisition Office ? contact Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898.

Telephone (916) 978-5130.

Fax (916) 978-5175/5182.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation $ 171,200,000   2010-01-052024-12-31
Farmers Conservation Alliance $ 406,909   2020-02-282023-03-31
Nature Conservancy (the) $ 4,850,000   2017-09-082022-04-22
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe $ 0   2011-04-082022-04-01
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $ 529,500   2017-09-192021-09-30
Water Resources, California Department Of $ 490,592   2016-07-012021-06-30
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $ 0   2015-09-162020-09-30
Nature Conservancy (the) $ 6,478,613   2014-09-162020-09-30
Conservation And Natural Resources, Nevada Department Of $ 1,948,763   2013-09-172020-09-30
Conservation And Natural Resources, Nevada Department Of $ 494,856   2015-07-072020-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Through the end of Fiscal Year 2017, from the $525 million of available DTL Program funding, approximately $524 million has been obligated to Native American Tribes, federal, state and local agencies, non-profits, higher education and others and for program administration. The funding is used for environmental and conservation activities that affect Pyramid, Summit, and Walker lakes and associated watersheds in Nevada and California. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is directed to be used for terminal lakes and associated watersheds in the State of Nevada and California.

For further information please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: State and local public agencies, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals may submit a proposal which will be considered by Reclamation.

Foreign entities and Federal agencies are not eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: State and local entities, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, profit organizations, private organizations, quasi-public nonprofit organizations, other private institutions/organization, general public, Native American organizations, higher education institutions, irrigation districts, municipal water authorities, farmers/ranchers/agriculture producers, and land/property owners.

Credentials/Documentation

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: (1) A detailed written technical proposal including background data regarding the applicant, technical approach proposed to accomplish the work, a scope of work that separates the work into major tasks, type of personnel implementing the proposal, experience in performing this type of work, benefits to be received by implementation of the project(s), environmental impact(s), timeline(s), the level of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposal, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation. (2) A detailed cost proposal by project including a budget covering labor categories, salaries and wages with estimated hours, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, subcontracts, indirect cost rates, other funding sources and commitments, cost-sharing, value of in-kind contributions of goods and services, and a narrative discussion. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: Funding is allowed for work that will be for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California.

An environmental NEPA document may be required depending on the nature of the proposal and its impact on the environment.

Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act may also be required.

Pre-application Coordination: Although it is not mandatory, Reclamation strongly encourages offerors to submit a pre-proposal to eliminate the possibility of submitting a full proposal that would not be considered for award.

The pre-proposal should describe 1) how the proposal will provide benefits to a terminal lake or associated watershed, 2) the quantity of water anticipated to be provided if part of the proposal or benefit to the associated riparian and watershed resources, 3) the associated estimated cost, 4) potential environmental impacts, 5) state, local and other permits or approvals needed to implement the proposal.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: Funding is allowed for work for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California. For Summit Lake, Reclamation will only accept proposals from the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, since the lake is entirely within the reservation boundaries and any proposal affecting the lake would need the consent of the Tribe; the exception is if DTL funding is reprogrammed in another DTL grant for Summit Lake. For all other terminal lakes, Reclamation may accept applications after the applicant provides enough pre-application information to Reclamation to assure that the proposed work will be for the benefit of at-risk natural desert terminal lakes and associated riparian and watershed resources in Nevada and California or fund designated activities, the associated cost is reasonable, and it is likely Reclamation can satisfy its federal Indian trust, endangered species, environmental, and other responsibilities. If funding becomes available, discretionary funding opportunities will be posted on Grants.gov. Submission of a complete technical proposal and a project budget proposal in accordance with the instructions in the FOA is mandatory. In addition, applicants must submit all applicable SF424 forms, which are referenced in the FOA. Reclamation does not anticipate any new applications in FY18.

Award Procedures

Terminal Lakes Proposals will be evaluated using a merit-based review process. Some past Pyramid Lake proposals were also reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and were rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the FOA. Reclamation made awards to the highest-rated proposals based on the amount of funding available at that time. Reclamation reserves the right to prioritize projects based on availability of funds and to ensure balance among the program objectives listed in the FOA.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Law 107-171, Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Sec. 2507; Public Law 108-7, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2003, Sec. 207 (to implement the Truckee River Settlement Act, P.L. 101-618); Public Law 108-137, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2004, Sec. 217; Public Law 109-103, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006, Sec. 208; Public Law 110-161, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Sec.207 and 208; Public Law 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Sec. 2807; Public Law 111-8, Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Section 207 and 208; Public Law 111-85, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Sec. 206-208; Public Law 111-88, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Sec. 440.; Public Law 112-74, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 [H.R. 2055] Enacted 12/23/11, Title II, Division B, Sec. 208 a and b, and Public Law 113-79, Agricultural Act of 2014, Title II, Section 2507, Enacted 2/7/14.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Contact Reclamation for the range of time when proposals are approved or disapproved.

Appeals

Reclamation will, however, provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected.

Renewals

Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Applicants are encouraged to cost share with other funding partners when possible. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

There is no time restriction placed on the use of the funds, though most agreements will not be allowed to extend beyond five years. A schedule will be established between Reclamation and the recipient at the time of award. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on a quarterly or semi-annual basis Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report; and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on a quarterly or semi-annual basis the SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Upon completion of the agreement recipients shall submit a final SF-425.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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.

Records

All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $4,188,327; FY 18 est $1,850,000; and FY 19 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $168,236 to $3,000,000 in FY17 Average: $1,047,081.89 in FY17.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Technical/Program Information ? contact Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Attention: Mandy Brinnand, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4015. Telephone (775) 884-8367. Fax (775)884-8376. Email abrinnand@usbr.gov. Acquisition Office ? contact Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898. Telephone (916) 978-5130. Fax (916) 978-5175/5182.

Headquarters Office

Mandy Brinnand Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320, , Carson City, Nevada 89701-4015 Email: abrinnand@usbr.gov Phone: (775) 882-3436 Fax: (775) 882-7592

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All funding allocated for grants, interagency agreements and 93-638 grants and contracts has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, evaluation factors may include, but are not limited to the following: 1) Mandatory: be for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California or fund designated activities from legislative allocations.



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