Garrison Diversion Unit

To meet the water needs within the State of North Dakota by providing funds on a non-reimbursable basis for the planning and construction of a multi-purpose water resource development project within the State of North Dakota for irrigation; municipal, rural, and industrial water; fish, wildlife, and
other natural resource conservation and development; recreation; flood control; augmented stream flows; ground water recharge; and other project purposes.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Funds were used to construct the new Standing Rock water treatment plant, expansion of the pipeline distribution systems for the Three Affiliated Tribes water systems, the new Spirit Lake Tribe Water Treatment Plant, and the Turtle Mountain BIA Highway 7 contract construction.

Construction of new water distribution for Emmons County and Southwest Pipeline projects.

Continued operation and maintenance of tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works.

Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2019: Information not 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.

Great Plains Regional Office: Linda Parker, Senior Grants & Agreements Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101; PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900, Phone: 406-247-7789, Fax: 406-247-7800, Email: lparker@usbr.gov Lindsey Nafts, Grants Management Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101-6900, Phone: 406.247.7684, Email: LNafts@usbr.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust Inc $ 2,670,750   2016-08-042020-12-31
Game And Fish, North Dakota Department Of $ 2,979,647   2013-09-202018-09-30
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust Inc $ 775,300   2013-09-192016-09-30
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust $ 4,352,000   2002-04-242011-09-30
Standing Rock Water Resources Department $ 5,371,164   1996-01-292010-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The tribal water systems have completed a number of construction contracts under the Garrison Project MR & I program including ; Standing Rock (Main Transmission Pipeline contract 3-8), Three Affiliated (None) , Spirit Lakes Tribe (Wood Lake Pipeline, Highway 57/281 Pipeline Extension) Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Highway 43 Corridor Pipeline project) and the Trenton Indian Service Area (None) North Dakota State MR & I Program also funded a number of rural water contracts including the Southwest Pipeline Project Dickinson Water Treatment Plant, and several other small community water system upgrades. Operation and maintenance activities were also accomplished on the tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works and wildlife areas. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the tribal rural water systems continued during fiscal year 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Different projects and programs under the authorization have different cost ceilings.

The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region shall enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area to undertake the authorized activities, programs and projects as the Secretary of the Interior determines necessary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The citizens of the State of North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area.

Credentials/Documentation

See Public Law 99-294, Section 2, for considerations to be given to fish and wildlife conservation, including habitat impacts, mitigation procedures, and enhancement. See Public Law 99-294, Section 3, regarding when it may be necessary for applicants to complete a comprehensive report covering feasibility, capability, impacts, cost and efficiency measures, National Environmental Policy Act requirements, and other matters. Please contact the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed in the Contacts section, below, for further information regarding these requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication is not required.

Depending on the project, an environmental impact assessment or statement may be required.

If requested, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will assist the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area in preparing their respective proposals.

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. Applications shall include: (1) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timelines, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; and (2) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of goods and services. Applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with their technical and budget proposals.

Award Procedures

Once the parties agree with their respective scopes of work and cooperative agreements, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will finalize the agreements. The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area. The tribes may choose to enter into an agreement under Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. For those agreements that are in place, the Bureau of Reclamation negotiates annually the workplan and budget for that fiscal year.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Garrison Diversion Unit, Missouri River Basin Project, Public Law 89-108, as amended; Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1985, Public Law 98-360; Garrison Diversion Unit Reformulation Act of 1986, Public Law 99-294; the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554, and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act P.L. 93-638, as amended (ISDEA is not applicable for nontribal recipients).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds have been expended for this program. 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. The North Dakota State MR&I program requires a 25% cost share or match. 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. A schedule will be established between the Bureau of 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

Recipients shall submit the following reports during the term of the agreement: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) 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.

Quarterly SF-425, Federal Financial Report and 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

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 17 $22,676,904; FY 18 est $9,600,000; and FY 19 est $4,980,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $2,000 to $40,000,000 Average $567,000.

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. Great Plains Regional Office: Linda Parker, Senior Grants & Agreements Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101; PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900, Phone: 406-247-7789, Fax: 406-247-7800, Email: lparker@usbr.gov Lindsey Nafts, Grants Management Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101-6900, Phone: 406.247.7684, Email: LNafts@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Linda Parker Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101; PO Box 36900,, Billings, Montana 59101-6900 Email: lparker@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7789 Fax: (406)247-7800

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation and the appropriation ceiling, and any stated evaluation criteria.



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