Central Valley Project Conservation

Provide financial support for activities to benefit federally listed endangered and threatened species to compensate for impacts to species resulting from the operation and maintenance of the Central Valley Project (CVP) of California, including helping to meet the requirements of State Water Resources
Control Board Decision 1641 for the CVP Consolidated Place of Use.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Semitropic Water Storage District conservation easement acquisition; California tiger salamander genetics research; reintroduction of the Bay checkerspot butterfly to San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo County.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information 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.

Division of Environmental Affairs.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority $ 225,910   2018-06-272022-10-31
California State University, Stanislaus $ 196,065   2019-07-312021-12-31
Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting, Inc. $ 273,464   2015-12-172021-09-30
Sierra Foothill Conservancy $ 576,000   2018-08-272021-09-01
Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting, Inc. $ 30,000   2016-04-072020-12-31
River Partners $ 457,437   2015-06-082019-12-31
East Bay Regional Park District $ 121,692   2016-06-162019-12-31
California Rangeland Trust $ 1,530,000   2014-09-152019-08-30
Yolo County Habitat/natural Community Conservation Plan Joint Powers Agency $ 6,528   2016-09-012018-12-31
Sierra Foothill Conservancy $ 576,000   2016-09-082017-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, 13 eligible applications were received for a total request of $6,541,296. Three assistance awards were executed to conduct research toward recovery of federally listed species, to reintroduce a federally endangered butterfly to its historic range, and to initiate the acquisition of lands to protect federally listed upland species. For FY18, 5 awards are expected to be executed to protect and restore habitats for federally listed CVP-impacted species. For FY19 it is estimated that 4 assistance awards will be executed to protect and restore habitat, and to support research benefitting CVP-impacted federally listed species. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for land acquisition, habitat restoration, research, and captive propagation of listed species.

Funds must be applied to projects that benefit federally listed species impacted by the CVP.

Funds cannot be used to support activities required as regulatory mitigation.

Projects must directly benefit at least one federally listed species.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any person(s) without regard to specified eligibility criteria.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Application for Federal Assistance SF-424; Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF-LLL. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded depending on the scope of the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment 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

Financial Assistance Grants Officer determines awards based on recommendations from the program manager.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. Section 661 et seq, of 1956.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information is available for each specific project by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.

Appeals

None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of time of assistance varies by project, depending on project objectives. Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis. 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 financial assistance agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on a semi-annual or annual 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 copies of land acquisition closing documents and research publications.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

An annual and final SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required.

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.

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

17-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 17 $1,142,000; FY 18 est $1,122,000; and FY 19 est $1,130,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $ 25,000 to $1,000,000 Average: $ 1,132,347.

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. Division of Environmental Affairs.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop MIB6640, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: rswanson@uc.usbr.gov Phone: (202) 208-3100 Fax: (202) 208-3100

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.



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