Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System

Provide potable surface water to communities in Eastern New Mexico.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Phase 1 Intake Structure at Ute Dam is the headworks for the final project that will convey 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico, and will also serve other portions of Curry County, Roosevelt County and Cannon Air Force Base.

Phase 2 will include new interim groundwater wells, water transmission pipelines, turn-outs and storage tanks for the FW2B segment and Cannon Lateral, which will serve CAFB.

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.

Albuquerque Area Office: Mr. John Irizarry, Project Manager, Address: 555 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Telephone: 505.462.3655, Email: jirizarrynazario@usbr.gov.
Website Address

http://www.enmwua.com/




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority $ 18,023,000   2015-09-142021-09-30
Rancho California Water District $ 298,677   2014-10-012016-04-30
Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority $ 2,414,100   2012-09-252015-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The intake structure at Ute Reservoir is constructed. The Phase 1 initial project reached substantial completion in December 2014. At the end of FY15, Reclamation had reimbursed the Authority a total of $7.3 million. FY15 funding of $750,000 (originally for the Elida Pump Station and works) was combined with FY16 appropriations in an agreement modification to initiate the reprioritized Phase 2 of the project, construction of Finished Water (FW) 2B and Cannon Lateral. In FY17, the Authority submitted for USBR review a construction Bid Package 1 memo for Phase II components in the current agreement. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Project will be constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority), the Project?s local sponsor.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority) was formed for the sole purpose of administration of this new water supply project for the surrounding communities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The Project would pipe 16,450 acre-feet of surface water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico currently relying on the declining quantity and quality of the Ogallala Aquifer. Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Cannon Air Force Base (CAFB) are also beneficiaries of the Project. The present population of the Project service area is about 60,000 people.

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

In December 2010, the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service issued a concurrence memorandum which completes the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation.

In January 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact was signed, thus completing National Environmental Policy Act compliance.

Also in January 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Authority and Reclamation describing roles and responsibilities during construction of the Project.

An environmental impact statement 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. 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

Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation?s Upper Colorado Region finalizes the modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title IX, Section 9103.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 75%. The Federal share of the total cost of any activity or construction carried out using amounts made available shall be not more than 75 percent of the total cost of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. An amount not greater than $327,000,000 (January 1, 2007 price levels) was authorized to be appropriated for non-reimbursable financial assistance to plan, design, and construct the Project. Public Law 111-11 also authorized indexing of the federal cost ceiling and limited the federal cost share to 75% of the total Project cost. In October 2017, the revised indexed total Project cost was estimated at $540.6 million. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

September 30, 2021. 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 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.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report on an annual basis.

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

No performance monitoring is required.

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

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 17 $5,000,000; FY 18 est $1,875,000; and FY 19 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $ 1,875,000 Average: N/A.

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. Albuquerque Area Office: Mr. John Irizarry, Project Manager, Address: 555 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Telephone: 505.462.3655, Email: jirizarrynazario@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Mr. John Irizarry Albuquerque Area Office: 555 Broadway Blvd NE, , Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 Email: jirizarrynazario@usbr.gov Phone: 505.462.3655

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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