Lake Tahoe Regional Wetlands Development

To assist in addressing the past degradation of Lake Tahoe and its watershed by undertaking projects to meet the environmental thresholds as defined in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency?s Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).

The environmental thresholds of interest include water quality,
soil conservation, wildlife, fisheries and vegetation.



To achieve environmental restoration in the Lake Tahoe basin, funded activities may include project planning and implementation, program coordination and management, surveys, monitoring, and public outreach.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Fiscal years 2016 through 2017: Grants and cooperative agreements with entities for wetland planning, construction, and monitoring of stream environment zone (SEZ) restoration of Rosewood Creek on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe as well as Upper Truckee River and Marsh and Tahoe Pines Campground, on the California side.

These and other previously funded projects will provide incremental progress towards meeting the environmental threshold goals of the EIP.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information 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 - None.

Rosemary Stefani, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way (Mail Code 152), Sacramento, CA 95825.

(916) 978-5045.
Website Address

http://www.usbr.gov/mp




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Tahoe Resource Conservation District $ 849,991   2019-06-142023-06-15
Conservation And Natural Resources, Nevada Department Of $ 320,029   2016-09-162022-09-30
California Tahoe Conservancy $ 292,843   2017-09-192022-09-18
Conservation And Natural Resources, Nevada Department Of $ 320,029   2016-09-152021-09-30
California Tahoe Conservancy $ 0   2013-09-192017-09-30
Conservation And Natural Resources, Nevada Department Of-$ 158   2010-09-212016-12-31
Parks And Recreation, California Department Of-$ 2,258   2010-09-282015-08-15
California Tahoe Conservancy $ 0   2010-09-232013-12-31
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency $ 0   2008-10-222013-11-30
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Fiscal years 2017 through 2019: Only assistance agreements that pertain to the completion of existing projects, or pass through funding, have been awarded in recent years, and only as funding is available, however passage of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2016 may provide future appropriations. Program accomplishments for open agreements with State and local governmental entities for activities associated with the EIP at Lake Tahoe include wetland (river, stream, marsh, meadow) restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All activities are environmental improvement projects to enhance or restore water quality and conditions for species and habitats in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The amount of funding available for projects is highly variable from year to year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local agencies, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, other private institutions/organizations, and educational or scientific organizations may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Awards made under this program are intended to benefit the public by maintaining and improving the environmental quality in general, and water quality in particular, of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Credentials/Documentation

NONE. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending upon the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance document as well as compliance with other applicable laws and permits 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened by Bureau of Reclamation personnel for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the issuing office. Qualified experts from the Bureau of Reclamation will review applications against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Title II, Division D, Public Law 108-7, Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, Water and Related Resources: ?Provided further, That the Bureau of Reclamation is authorized hereafter to negotiate and enter into financial assistance agreements with public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions for activities under the Lake Tahoe Regional Wetlands Development Program: Provided further, That the costs associated with such activities will be nonreimbursable.?.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the number of proposals received and the complexity of the project. Generally, offices review and select proposals for award within 7 months of proposal submission.

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

Some projects may be eligible for extension. If renewals or extensions are applicable, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Agreements are typically awarded for periods of 1 to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program. 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 a semi-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.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF 425, Federal Financial 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

17-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $150,000; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - There are currently no funds available for public financial assistance. There are only funds to administer existing financial assistance agreements for this program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $0 to $ 320,029 Average: $ 106,676.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS. This document may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Rosemary Stefani, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way (Mail Code 152), Sacramento, CA 95825. (916) 978-5045.

Headquarters Office

Rosemary Stefani Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Sacramento, California 95825 Phone: (916) 978-5045

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria used for selecting a recipient are based on a balanced and informed review of a technical proposal, budget proposal, and relevancy to program objectives. The specific evaluation criteria for each project will be included in the funding announcement posted on www.grants.gov.



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