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.
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|
|Inter Tribal Council Of Arizona, Inc.||$ 100,000||   ||2020-10-01||2025-09-30|
|Navajo Nation Tribal Government, The||$ 346,986||   ||2019-10-01||2024-09-30|
|Tesuque Pueblo Administration||$ 25,000||   ||2020-09-08||2022-12-31|
|Big Valley Of Pomo Indians Of The Big Valley Rancheria California||$ 197,715||   ||2020-10-01||2022-12-31|
|Round Valley Indian Tribes||$ 200,000||   ||2020-06-01||2022-12-31|
|Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation||$ 78,362||   ||2018-01-01||2022-12-31|
|Hoopa Valley Tribal Council||$ 178,980||   ||2020-07-01||2022-10-31|
|Tesuque Pueblo Administration||$ 152,049||   ||2021-01-11||2022-09-30|
|Osage Nation||$ 199,973||   ||2020-09-18||2022-09-30|
|Oglala Sioux Tribe Of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation||$ 100,000||   ||2020-09-16||2022-09-30|
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.
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.
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.
Federally recognized Indian tribes in the 17 western states.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
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.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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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