Lewis and Clark Rural Water System

To provide safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies, mitigation of wetland areas and water conservation for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa.




Related Programs15.518 Garrison Diversion UnitExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Construction of pipelines from 6 to 54-inches in diameter, 38 MGD water treatment plants, wells and well houses, ground and elevated storage reservoirs, meter houses, pump stations and appurtenant SCADA systems.

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.

Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Arden Freitag, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 1017, Bismarck ND 58501, Telephone: 701.221-1201, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov.
Website Address

http://www.lcrws.org/




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Completion of the following contracts Treated Water Pipeline Segment MN-3B, Rock County Pump Station and Meter Building, Rock County Reservoir, Lime Sludge Drying Beds Dewatering System, and Madison Service Line Segments 1 and 5. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This project is for the planning and construction of a bulk water supply system to provide municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies, mitigation of wetland areas and water conservation for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa.

Mitigation of wetlands areas have been incorporated into the project.

Congress has specifically authorized the Secretary of the Interior to administer this project in southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.

At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority.

Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc., and its member entities (rural water systems and municipalities the meet the requirements for membership in the Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Fifteen communities and 5 rural water systems in Lake, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Lincoln, Clay, and Union Counties, in southeastern South Dakota; Rock and Nobles Counties, in Southwestern Minnesota; and Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien Dickinson, and Clay Counties, in northwestern Iowa.

Credentials/Documentation

The project requires submission of a final engineering report, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, a plan for water conservation and mitigation plans for fish and wildlife losses in accordance with Section 4104 of the Act. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The recipient must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with (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.

Award Procedures

Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the amendments.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Fiscal Year 2000, Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriations Act, Division B, Chapter 3, Title IV, Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Public Law 106-246.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grantees are required to update their work plan and submit a current year budget annually.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the project is 80 percent; except that Federal funds for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shall be 50 percent of the incremental cost to the city of participation in the project. (Public Law 106-246, Section 4108). MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding will be available until all appropriated funds have been expended for this program, or at such time the Grants Officer declares construction of the project complete. 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. As of September 30, 2009, the federal appropriation ceiling (October 2011 price levels) as prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation was $393,769,000 and the projected cost ceiling from all funding sources was $499,806,000. The amount and timing of disbursement of assistance is based on progress and need. Payments will be made using the Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP). 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 the following reports during the term of agreement 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.

Quarterly and final Federal Financial Report, 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) FY 17 $9,522,000; FY 18 est $3,650,000; and FY 19 est $100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $2,432,000.00 to $ 8,775,000.00 Average $5,000,000.

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. Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Arden Freitag, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 1017, Bismarck ND 58501, Telephone: 701.221-1201, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Lindsey Nafts, Buruea of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101-6900 Email: LNafts@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7684.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scope of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling. Reclamation will allocate funds based on the recently implemented funding criteria.



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