Madera Water Supply Enhancement

The Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project, a groundwater bank on the 10,842-acre Madera Ranch in Madera, California, owned, operated, maintained, and managed by the Madera Irrigation District that will plan, design, and construct recharge, recovery, and delivery systems to be able to store up to 250,000
acre-feet of water and recover up to 55,000 acre-feet of water per year.

This will increase storage capacity and supply reliability for the district.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Madera Irrigation District ? Groundwater Banking Project.

Fiscal Year 2017: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2018: 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.

South-Central California Area Office Bureau of Reclamation 1243 N Street Fresno, CA 93721 Office: (559)487-5116.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: As of 2016, no construction has taken place at this time as the permitting process has not been completed. Fiscal Year 2017: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All final planning and design and the construction of the Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project (Project) authorized by Section 9102(c) shall be undertaken in accordance with a cooperative agreement between the Secretary of the Interior and the Madera Irrigation District for the Project.

Such cooperative agreement shall set forth in a manner acceptable to the Secretary of the Interior and the Madera Irrigation District the responsibilities of the District for participating, which shall include: (1) engineering and design; (2) construction; (3) the administration of contracts pertaining to any of the foregoing.

The authorization for this project sunsets on March 30, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Madera Irrigation District.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Madera Irrigation District and the General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Not applicable. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not 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. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424C, Budget Information for Construction Projects, Standard Form 424D, Assurances for Construction Projects, Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, and written proposal have been provided and includes: a title, background, objectives, performance schedule, points of contact, most current audit and indirect cost documentation, corrective action plan if needed, any other documentation that is directly associated with the Projects. Funding is authorized, mandatory, so posting on grants.gov was not necessary.

Award Procedures

Reclamation worked with the Madera Irrigation District to negotiate a cooperative agreement for the various phases of the project. The cooperative agreement was executed by the Bureau of Reclamation on August 12, 2011.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title X, Part II, Section 9102.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award time for each project phase varies depending on the type and complexity of the project.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Continuation of funding from one fiscal year to the next to complete one or more phases of the project is dependent on federal appropriations for the project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: This program requires Madera Irrigation District to pay 75% of the total cost of the project. P.L. 111-11 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the district for 25% of the costs they incur (minus Reclamation?s non-project costs), not to exceed $22.5 million. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The initial estimated completion date of this project is 2016. This date may be extended due to delays in permitting. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

In addition to what is stated in the cooperative agreement, recipients shall submit Program Performance Reports on an annual basis.

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.

In addition to what is stated in the cooperative agreement, recipients shall submit SF-425, Federal Financial Reporton an annual basis.

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. Madera ID is scheduled to have a Single Audit in 2013.

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 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $0 - 0 Average is $0.

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. South-Central California Area Office Bureau of Reclamation 1243 N Street Fresno, CA 93721 Office: (559)487-5116.

Headquarters Office

Chief U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way , Sacramento, California 95825 Phone: (916) 978-5148

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants are limited to the Madera Irrigation District. The scope of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation and the appropriation ceiling.



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