Fiscal Year 2017: The Intake Superstructure, raw water intake pipelines, and over 21 miles of Core pipeline have been completed.
The North Havre, the Tiber County Water District, the Conrad to Brady, and the Shelby to Cut Bank projects have all been completed with Reclamation funding.
The Water Treatment Plant has been identified as a future funding priority.
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.
Fiscal Year 2017: Construction has been completed on over 21 miles of Core Pipeline, the Intake Superstructure, sections of the on-reservation main distribution piping system, and the raw water intake pipelines. The North Central Montana Regional Water Authority has completed projects including the North Havre supply pipeline, the Conrad to Brady project, and the Shelby to Cut Bank project, all supplying water on an interim basis. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Construction of a rural water supply system that will serve the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian reservation and the surrounding, off-reservation communities in north central Montana.
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority.
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and inhabitants of the areas served by the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, Montana.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
The Bureau of Reclamation?s Great Plains Region will assist the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy?s Indian Reservation and members of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in preparing their respective annual funding agreements or financial assistance agreements.
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.
Environmental impact information is not 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. At the present time, program funding is provided only for the continuation of existing agreements. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually with the current recipients. Current recipients submit applicable SF-424 forms, technical proposals, and budget narratives for Bureau of Reclamation review.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the modifications.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Indian Financing Amendments Act of 2002, Title IX?Rocky Boy?s/North Central Montana Regional Water System Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-331.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the Rocky Boy's Rural Water System project is 100 percent. The Federal share of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority project is 80 percent. (Section 904(b) and (c), Section 905(b)). MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are to be available until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the Program Performance Report.
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.
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.
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.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 17 $13,091,919; FY 18 est $4,850,000; and FY 19 est $3,984,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Montana Area Office: Mr. Steve Davies, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 30137, Billings, MT, 59107-0137, Telephone: 406.247.7298, E-mail: sdavies@ usbr.gov.
Doug Davis, Great Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900,, Billings, Montana 59101 Email: DouglasDavis@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7710 Fax: (406) 247-7695.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.
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