Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project

To ensure a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian, Rosebud Indian, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota; to assist the citizens of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota,
to develop safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies; to promote the implementation of water conservation programs at these locations; to provide certain benefits to fish, wildlife, and the natural environment of South Dakota; and in consultation with the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes, to conduct feasibility studies on the need to develop water disposal facilities and systems and rehabilitate existing waste water disposal facilities and systems on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: The Mni Wiconi Project constructed primarily rural water pipeline conveyance and distribution 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: 701.250.1200, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov.
Website Address

http://www.usbr.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
West River Lyman Jones $ 23,340,000   1994-03-112008-09-30
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$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Construction of pipeline distribution systems on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rosebud Reservation were substantially completed in 2016. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the three tribal rural water systems continued through fiscal year 2018. Fiscal Year 2018: Information is not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information is not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Agreements are limited to planning, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and replacing the Oglala Sioux, the Rosebud, and the Lower Brule Sioux Rural Water Supply Systems; and for planning and construction of the West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System.

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

West River/Lyman-Jones Water Systems; the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes; and non-Federal entity or entities.

Section 3(b) of Public Law 100-516 states ?the Secretary, with the concurrence of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, shall enter into agreements with the appropriate non-Federal entity or entities for planning, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining and replacing the Oglala Sioux Rural Water Supply System.?.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The citizens of the southwest quarter of the State of South Dakota, including the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations.

Credentials/Documentation

Agreements for construction of projects entered into for the West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems must be in accordance with the final engineering reports submitted by each project applicant. 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.

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. At the present time, program funding is limited to amendments of existing agreements. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually.

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 modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Mni Wiconi Rural Project Act of 1988, Public Law 100-516, as amended; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1994, Title VIII, Mni Wiconi Act Amendments of 1994, Public Law 103-434.

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. Matching Requirements: The Federal share of tribal projects is 100 percent. The Federal share of the West River/Lyman Jones projects is 80 percent. (Public Law 103-434, Section 805). MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The current sunset date for the Mni Wiconi Project is September 30, 2014. 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 on an annual basis: (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.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the SF-425, Federal Financial Report and upon completion of the agreement a final report.

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 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $ 50,000 to $ 20,000,000 Average $ 12,000,000.

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: 701.250.1200, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Linda Parker Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, PO Box 36900,, Billings, Montana 59107-6900 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, the final engineering reports, and the appropriation ceiling.



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