Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement

To rehabilitate and improve the water diversion and delivery features of the Crow Irrigation Project (CIP).

To plan, design and construct a new municipal, rural & industrial (MR&I) water system for the benefit of the Crow Tribe and its members.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Rehabilitation and improvement on CIP structures and facilities.

Design and construction of the MR&I Water system.

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.

Great Plains Regional Office: Mr. Shane Schieck, Project Manager Bureau of Reclamation PO Box 36900 2021 4th Ave.

N. Billings, MT, 59107-6900 Telephone 406.247.7832 Fax 406.247-7604 E-mail: sschieck@usbr.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Completed design on CIP units at Willow Creek Feeder Canal, Willow Creek Gatehouse, Beet and Beet +1 Check structures, Wyola Pipe Drop, Wyola Lateral 400, Reno Siphon, Forty-Mile Diversion, Lateral 1717/Highway Check/Drop, Main Transmission Line St. Xavier to Crow Agency, St. Xavier construction facilities, Administration Building; completed construction on Reno Road, High Check Road, Lodge Grass 1 Diversion, Lodge Grass 2 Diversion, Pryor Wasteway, Reno Diversion Dam, Soap Creek Wasteway, Delp Check/Drop, Bighorn High Check/Low Drop, and MR&I Water System Pilot Plant. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The project is for the rehabilitation and improvement of the existing CIP and for the construction of a new MR&I Water system on the Crow Reservation.

These projects are authorized under Title IV of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Crow Tribe of Montana.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Irrigable lands within the Crow Reservation. Drinking water for people on the reservation.

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

These projects will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and final engineering reports are being developed.

Any proposed changes in the scope of these projects will be reviewed for continued compliance.

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. Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually.

Award Procedures

Annually, the Crow Tribe and Bureau of Reclamation negotiate their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, and then the Crow Tribe and Reclamation?s Great Plains Region execute an annual funding agreement.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 111-291, Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Title IV, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement (31 USC 1101).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds ? both mandatory and discretionary - have been expended for this program. Additional discretionary funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the contract. The Settlement needs to be fully funded by June 2030, unless an extension is granted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the CIP is 100 percent (Sec. 405(d)) and of the MR&I Water is 100 percent (Sec. 406(d). There is a provision (Sec. 406(m) to negotiate non-Federal cost share if non-Federal parties use the MR&I Water system. Construction costs for the CIP and MR&I Water system, respectively, will total $131.843 million and $246.381 million (indexed to May 2008). Funds are to be available until expended. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Beginning in fiscal year 2011, funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports: draft and final technical reports; progress reports (quarterly); annual reports; reports on significant developments (as necessary).

SF-425 (quarterly).

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

The Crow Tribal government shall maintain project records in accordance with 25 USC 450c and 25 CFR Part 900. All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 25 CFR 900.41. 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 single audit report. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 25 CFR 900.41.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 17 $12,772,000; FY 18 est $12,772,000; and FY 19 est $12,772,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $2,000,000 to $12,772,000 Average: $9,361,286.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 900, Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subparts E and F. 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. Great Plains Regional Office: Mr. Shane Schieck, Project Manager Bureau of Reclamation PO Box 36900 2021 4th Ave. N. Billings, MT, 59107-6900 Telephone 406.247.7832 Fax 406.247-7604 E-mail: sschieck@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Mr. Doug Davis Great Plains Regional Office Bureau of Reclamation 2021 4th Ave. N., Billings, Montana 59101 Email: douglasdavis@usbr.gov Phone: (406)247-7710 Fax: (406)247-7892

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.



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