Navajo-Gallup Water Supply

To provide financial assistance to design and construct portions of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (Project).


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Prior year obligations to the City?s agreement provided funding for Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7, 27.9, 27.10, 27.11, 27.12 and R27.13.

In FY2015-FY2017, reimbursements were paid for work costs related to environmental work, cultural resources clearances, and final design work, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7A and 27.13. Prior year obligations, to the Navajo Nation?s agreement provided funding for Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN), 24.1 (LYB), 25 and 26.

In FY2015-FY2017, reimbursements were paid for costs related to final design work, environmental and cultural resources clearance, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 24.1 and 25.

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.

Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office, Pat Page (COTR), ppage@usbr.gov, 505-324-5027.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Pueblo Of Acoma (inc) $ 113,864   2016-12-232018-04-02
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Under the agreement with the City, construction on Reach 27.5 started in FY2014 (Nov 2013) and was substantially completed on 1/29/15. Final inspection occurred in April 2015. All close-out documents and final payments have been submitted, reviewed, and processed as of May 2017. Construction on Reach 13 started in FY2014 (July 2014) and was substantially completed on 8/30/16. Final inspection occurred in July 2017. All close-out documents have been submitted and final payments are expected by Spring 2018. Construction on Reach 27.6 started in October 2016, and was substantially completed on 10/26/17. Final inspection is expected by Spring 2018. Construction on R27.7A & R27.13 started in FY2018 (Nov 2017). The percentage of work completed to date is approximately 15%, with substantial completion expected by May 2019. Under the agreement with the Nation, construction on Reaches 24.1 and 25 started in FY2015 (January 2015). Final inspection with substantial completion occurred as of 3/31/17. All close-out documents and final payments have been submitted, reviewed, and processed as of January 2018. Construction on Reach 24.1 (JAN) is expected to start in early April 2018. Reaches 26.1 and 26.2 had completion of 100% final design/specs on 1/24/18. Construction is expected to start in June/July 2018 with substantial completion by August 2019. Environmental and cultural resources compliance continues on both agreements with the City and Nation, with some compliance concurrence delays affecting construction schedules. Under the agreement for development of Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs) with the Nation work on the 1st grouping of PERs is approximately 75% complete as of end of December 2017. Work on the 2nd grouping of PERs work is approximately 10% complete. All agreement work is expected to be completed by September 2018. Under the projected new agreement award with the Nation for design, construction, and oversight of Reaches 10.1 ? 10.3 and 12.3, preliminary development work for an estimated budget has begun and Grants.gov application forms (SF-424s) are in process by the Nation as well. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Project is the cornerstone of San Juan River Basin in New Mexico Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement Agreement.

In general, financial assistance may be provided to profit or non-profit entities to design and construct portions of the Project.

Specifically, financial assistance may be provided to the Navajo Nation (Nation) and City of Gallup, New Mexico (City) to design and construct portions of the Project to provide water deliveries to Navajo and City water distribution systems.

Financial assistance may be specifically directed to the Nation and City because they are uniquely qualified to perform the design and construction work; will own and operate Project facilities; and, legislative authority exists to provide this financial assistance to the Nation and City.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organization (Navajo Nation) Local governments (City of Gallup New Mexico) Profit organization(s) Private nonprofit institution(s)/organization(s).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government (Navajo Nation) Local Governments (City of Gallup New Mexico).

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

A Planning Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision has been completed.

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. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Reclamation has awarded, on a non-competitive basis, three (3) agreements ? one (1) with the City of Gallup and two (2) with the Navajo Nation. A fourth new agreement is in draft process and expected to be awarded with the Navajo Nation by September 2018.

Deadlines

Sep 30, 2018 New Award needed before end of FY2018.

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section 10602 (a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 ? 120 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. All Project construction costs allocated to the Nation are nonreimbursable. There will be no Nation matching or cost share associated with this financial assistance. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (a) (3). The City is obligated to pay, 35 percent of their allocable Project construction costs based on their ability to pay. While the authorizing legislation does not require non-federal cost-share for costs incurred under the financial assistance agreement, the City has obtained a minimum of $12,142,998 (as of September 30, 2016) in non-federal funding which will be used towards carrying out the tasks identified in the agreement. The exact amount of additional and total non-federal funding will not be known until the Project is complete.. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (b) (3). MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

2010 to 2024. 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 quarterly 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.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

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. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200.425 Audit Services nonfederal entities that expend $750,000 or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal 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)) FY 17 $1,806,336; FY 18 est $60,000,000; and FY 19 est $20,300,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $499,985 - $32,409,679 Average: $14,647,328 Average from FY11-FY17.

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. Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office, Pat Page (COTR), ppage@usbr.gov, 505-324-5027.

Headquarters Office

Barry Longwell, FCCO 100, Four Corners Construction Office, 103 Everett Street, Durango, Colorado 81303 Email: blongwell@usbr.gov Phone: (505) 325-1794 Fax: (505) 326-4388.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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