California Water Security and Environmental Enhancement


The purpose of the CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior and the heads of the other Federal implementing agencies to carry out specific activities identified in the Act in furtherance of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program as set forth in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision dated August 28, 2000. The primary objectives of the program are to expand water supplies to ensure efficient use through an array of projects and approaches, improve water quality from source to tap, improve the health of the Bay-Delta system through restoring and protecting habitats and native species, and improve the Bay-Delta levees to provide flood protection, ecosystem benefits, and protect water supplies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. In Fiscal Year 2017 funding was provided to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy to educate Delta public outreach program participants on water supply reliability, water quality, Delta ecological restoration efforts and how to protect local water resources.
Fiscal Year 2018 In Fiscal Year 2018 funding was provided to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy to educate Delta public outreach program participants on water supply reliability, water quality, Delta ecological restoration efforts and how to protect local water resources.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act, Title I – California Water Security and Environmental Enhancement, Public Law 108-361.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Agencies of the state of California.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State agencies within the CALFED solution area as defined in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental compliance maybe required 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 commencement of project activities.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicant must submit all applicable SF-424 forms; and a statement of work separating the work into major tasks, level of cooperation with parties involved, and how the subject proposal will provide the outcome sought.
Award Procedure
Applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of qualified Federal or non-Federal experts in the program area. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project. Maximum funding amount is dependent upon the annual appropriation from Congress.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project or activity.
Not applicable.
Continuation of funding from one fiscal year to the next is at the discretion of Congress.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in application packages and any funding announcements posted on
How may assistance be used?
Funding is for grants and cooperative agreements with agencies of the State of California for Program-wide management, oversight and coordination activities as defined in section 103(f)(4) of Public Law 108-361.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an 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 property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
Not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. The Federal share of the costs of a project or activity carried out under this Program may vary dependent upon activity and authority. Costs of operation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of facilities shall be a non-federal responsibility.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally for 36 months or less; multi-year projects may be considered if justified and annual accomplishments can be demonstrated. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, 801 I St,. Suite 140 Sacramento, California 95825; phone: 916-414-2400; fax: 916-414-2439
Headquarters Office
Sandra O'Roak
NA, DC 00000 US
Phone: 916-414-2423
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$589,975.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $600,000.00; FY 17$521,436.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $438,640 to $750,000 Average: $3,753,144
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. As a participating agency in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific and Lower Colorado regions worked in partnership to award Water Use Efficiency grants in FY 2014 to water agencies that had a defined relationship to the Bay-Delta.


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