Indian Tribal Water Resources Development, Management, and Protection

To increase opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water resources.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Sedimentation studies, water quality investigations and monitoring, geomorphic analysis, watershed data collection, irrigation project rehabilitation, watershed management planning, habitat restoration, water conservation, SCADA control systems, aquifer studies and monitoring, erosion control, and infrastructure improvement.

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.

Pacific Northwest Region: 208-378-5008 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/pn/index.html; Mid-Pacific Region: 916-978-5194 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/mp/index.html; Lower Colorado Region: 702-293-8426 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/lc/index.html Upper Colorado Region: 801-524-3674 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/uc/index.html Great Plains Region: 406-247-7710 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/gp/index.html.

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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Navajo Nation Tribal Government, The $ 248,251   2019-10-012024-09-30
Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation $ 58,185   2018-01-012022-12-31
Pueblo Of Zia $ 803,606   2019-08-202022-09-30
Isleta, Pueblo Of $ 1,500,000   2019-09-092022-09-30
Navajo Technical College $ 5,000   2020-02-112022-09-30
Shoshone-bannock Tribes Of The Fort Hall Reservation Of Idaho $ 100,000   2020-03-052022-04-30
Kewa Pueblo $ 46,981   2019-01-012022-03-31
Quechan Indian Tribe $ 171,346   2020-03-262022-02-28
Santa Ana, Pueblo Of $ 139,220   2019-09-162021-12-31
Yavapai Apache Nation $ 200,000   2020-03-022021-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Projects were awarded for water system rehabilitation, groundwater monitoring, streamflow gaging, well drilling, water quality sampling and testing, water conservation planning, drought response planning, and water needs inventories and studies. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Increase opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water resources.

Tribes may contract under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination Act (25 U.S.C.

450 et.

seq.) or enter into a financial assistance agreement under the authority of 31 U.S.C.

63 et seq.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, national Indian organizations, and tribal organizations located in the 17 western States identified in the Act of June 17, 1902, as amended; specifically, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian tribes in the 17 western states.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.

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. Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Specialists in each Region will notify tribes when funds become available. They will also provide application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications. A Funding Opportunity Announcement will also be posted on Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the notification to tribes and the funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Program managers who are knowledgeable in the program area. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Reclamation will notify successful applicants as soon as possible after proposals have been reviewed and approved for award. Reclamation anticipates that contracts will be awarded under the authority of PL 93-638 as amended in accordance with federal self-determination and self-governance policies. Tribes may also request to enter into financial assistance grants or cooperative agreements.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, Division D - Energy and Water Development Appropriations, Title II, Sec. 201, P. L. 108-7 (43 USC Sec. 373d).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.

Appeals

None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects generally last one to two years. 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 an 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 an 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

Indian Tribal governments and organizations shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82. Institutions of higher education shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.953.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $3,600,000; FY 18 est $3,500,000; and FY 19 est $3,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $2,000 to $1,300,000 Average $125,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12 and 2 CFR 200, Subparts E and F. 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. Pacific Northwest Region: 208-378-5008 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/pn/index.html; Mid-Pacific Region: 916-978-5194 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/mp/index.html; Lower Colorado Region: 702-293-8426 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/lc/index.html Upper Colorado Region: 801-524-3674 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/uc/index.html Great Plains Region: 406-247-7710 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/gp/index.html.

Headquarters Office

Director Native American and International Affairs Office, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-0550

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposed projects must be related to the development, management and protection of Indian tribal water resources.



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