Platte River Recovery Implementation

Implementation of the Platte River Recovery Program Cooperative Agreement which implements certain aspects of the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service?s recovery plans for four target species (interior least tern, whooping crane, piping plover and pallid sturgeon) listed as threatened or endangered
pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Examples of funded projects include: participating in invasive species management and biomass clearing project to improve channel capacity; implementing projects to increase North Platte River channel capacity downstream of Lake McConaughy; PRRIP Database management; whooping crane stopover site evaluations study; FSM ?Proof of Concept? studies; the continuation of a public access partnership with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to allow for limited public access to Program owned lands; and continued funding the implementation of aspects of land, water, and adaptive management plans, including habitat restoration and species monitoring activities.

The Program is also continuing to evaluate and implement water projects and water leases which will provide water for the benefit of threatened and endangered species.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O.

Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Program accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 includes: continued implementation of the PRRIP Land, Water, and Adaptive Management Plans; an interest in over 10,000 acres of land has been obtained for habitat through various purchase and lease agreements; PRRIP monitoring protocols for species and habitat continue to be implemented on an annual basis; continued acquisition and management of water for the benefit of target species; completed work on habitat analysis; and completed projects that enhance/improve habitat for the benefit of the target species. The Program has completed one cycle of the Adaptive Management process related to terns and plovers this year and an alternative has been selected to implement another cycle of Adaptive Management. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be used for projects to implement the PRRIP.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Legislation authorizes the agreement.

The term ??Agreement?? means the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Cooperative Agreement entered into by the Governors of the States of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado and the Secretary.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, irrigation and/or water districts, State and local entities, farmers and ranchers, agricultural producers, property owners, municipal water users, and power users.


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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The recipient submits annual work plans and budgets.

Award Procedures

The cooperative agreement is modified to implement annual work plan and reserve additional funds.


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


Section 515 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-229).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Per authorizing legislation, the States of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming shall contribute not less than 50% of the total contributions necessary to carry out the PRRIP. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance is set forth in the current cooperative agreement. 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, Federal Financial Report.

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $19,674,308; FY 18 est $12,959,000; and FY 19 est $11,959,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $1,000,000 to $22,000,000 Average $16,605,536.00.

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. Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644.

Headquarters Office

John Lawson, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, P.O. Box 36900, Billings, Montana 59107-6900 Phone: (307) 261-5671 Fax: (307) 261-5683.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

No new proposals are accepted at this time. Currently all projects are funded through a long-term cooperative agreement with the Nebraska Community Foundation.

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