The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to issue a cooperative agreement to University of California, Davis under the authority of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 15.512, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Public Law 102-575, Section 3406(b)(1) and 3407(e). Estimated total amount of agreement is $456,012.00. Reclamation is providing $456,012.00 in Fiscal Year 2016. The objectives of the project are to: Objective #1: Document water quality conditions Objective #2: Assess food resources and dynamics Objective #3: Determine salmonid growth rates in upper Sacramento River (Refer to the Notice of Intent to Award Announcement No. R16AN20004 for additional information) A Determination by the Government not to compete this proposed financial assistance based upon Departmental Manual 505 DM 2, paragraph 2.14(B)(4) is solely within the discretion of the Government. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Megan Bryant/Grants Management Specialist, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.